October 24, 1946 – January 19, 2021
Samuel Junior Thomas, lovingly known to his family and friends as “Sam,” entered his eternal rest on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Sam was born to the late Hattie Lee Dumas and Samuel Thomas. Sam was the second child of twelve, four sisters and eight brothers.
Sam received his spiritual foundation at an early age while attending Mt. Airy A.M.E. Zion Church with the family. He attended Rose Wall Elementary School and Mineral Springs High School in Richmond County, North Carolina.
After graduating in 1967, Sam attended Livingston College in Salisbury, North Carolina, until being drafted into the United States Army in 1968. His service began at Fort Campbell, located in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, in the 101st Airborne Division. He served his country bravely, rising to Sergeant’s rank and receiving a “Purple Heart” after his Vietnam tour. Returning from the military, Sam lived in Brooklyn, New York, where he was owner and manager of a heating and air installation business (HVAC), serving the area and friends before retirement.
Those left to celebrate and cherish his memory are, his loving daughters, Chandra Clarke (Gregory), and Samantha Thomas, his sons, Tierra Thomas, Houston Thomas, Dajon Thomas, and Ethan Thomas; children he lovingly cared for, Laticia Shaw, Zipporah Davis, and Javoni Thomas; his sisters, Rosa Lee McCrae, Mary Simmons (James), Arlando Harris, and Jennifer Causer; his brothers, Rosco (Anatnguyew), Napoleon (Gail), George, Harry, James (Reverend Dr. Gloria), Jeffery (Annette), and Rickie (Sharonette); and a host of family members and friends.
The Funeral Service will be live-streamed on Elite Funeral Service Facebook page.
My deepest condolences Uncle Sam was a big part of my childhood from spending the weekends at his house to spending summers in NC. He and my dad was close and remained close. Uncle Sam you will be missed by myself and Poppie thank you for life lessons that you helped create with my Dad.
The loss of a loved one is such a hard road to travel. When we lose someone close to us. We have many questions amid sadness. You have my heartfelt condolences, Love and support.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds(psalm 14:7-3) May you be lifted up during this difficult time as he is gone too soon. Peace be with the family
My Condolences to the family I didn’t get to know cousin Samuel Junior Thomas personally My Mother Carol Jean Robinson his Cousin from Cleveland Ohio Remember all her family from childhood she remembers his loving Mother Hattie Lee and all her loving Children Hope to meet with all our love one’s we lost soon in the New Order. Acts 24:15
I will deeply miss you i appreciated the time and effort you gave to me to pick me up and bring me be with the rest of the family the talk we had I hope you looking down with my dad wacthing over us I love you and God bless you R.I.P now this is not good bye its see you later
Thank you for all your care and kindness you showed towards your Tenants at 67 Hanson place in Brooklyn, NY. There was no job too big or too small for your expertise. To this day we all agree that you were the best super. Kind and caring towards your tenants. Rest in peace, king.
To the family: please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Love and blessings
My condolences to all his family and friends. My God hold you closer during this emotional time.