- January 2, 1930 - February 20, 2017
- Covington, Louisiana
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John Dall “Jack” Thomas, a retired Food Executive died Monday, February 20, 2017 at Christwood Retirement Community.
Mr. Thomas was born January 2, 1930, in New Orleans and lived in Covington since 1985. He graduated from Jesuit High School and earned a BBA degree from Loyola University. At Loyola, he was a member of the student council and president of the College of Business Administration. He was an officer in BEGGARS Social Fraternity.
Mr. Thomas served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Korean War and for this work he received The Presidential Unit Citation.
Upon his return, he entered the food brokerage business and served as President of J. Dall Thomas and Co., Inc. for 35 years until his retirement in 1988. He was a past President of the New Orleans Food Brokers Assoc., past President of the N.O. Grocery Manufactures Representative Assoc., and a Regional Director of the National Food Brokers Assoc. He was a charter member and past President of the Elmwood Industrial Assoc. He was also a member of the Louisiana Wholesale Grocers Assoc., and the N.O. Retail Grocers Assoc. He was a member of the Southern Yacht Club, several Carnival Organizations, Colonial Country Club, and Covington Country Club.
Mr. Thomas was a major stockholder, member of the board of Directors and an officer of Blue Runner Foods., Gonzales, La. He was a devout Catholic.
Preceded in death by parents, Louise Moret Thomas and Dall Thomas; his brothers, Dall Thomas, Robert Moret Thomas and Allen J. Thomas, and sister, Mary Thomas Kammer.
Survivors include his wife, Ines Augrain Thomas, and children, Terry Thomas Stuart (Eric), Kimberly Thomas Doyle (Scott), Dall John Thomas (Ginger), Dean John Thomas (Claire), Cynthia Thomas Hudson (Johnny Martinez), Richard Augrain Thomas (Lori), Leslie Thomas Domingues (Paul), and Brandon Gerard Thomas. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2pm. Visitation will begin at 12:30pm. A private burial for immediate family only will be in the family tomb in Metairie Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to American Heart Association. To view and sign the guest book, visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.