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Charles Kohl Thomas

09/05/1996 - 04/19/2015
Service Date: 04/24/2015
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Val Vista Stake Center, 1005 North Voyager Drive, Gilbert, Arizona

Charles Kohl Thomas chose to go home on April 19, 2015. He was welcomed there into the loving arms of his Grandpa Thomas and his Grandma Clouse. Left behind to wade through their emotions of overwhelming heartbreak and loss are his parents, David and Terry (Clouse) Thomas, his 3 brothers Brock, Nick and Kalvin Thomas, and his sister in law Madison Thomas. He will also be dearly missed by his Grandpa Clouse and his Grandma Thomas, along with 24 aunts and uncles and dozens of cousins and friends.

His 18 short years with them all will be remembered and cherished as his lasting influence has shaped their past and will continue to mold their future. Kohl was a brilliant, warm, loving, caring person who loved music, reading, driving and just hanging out with friends. The melodic sounds of his guitar and the unrestrained joy of his laugh will be missed by all. He was named Ember Heart of the Mountain by his Anasazi brothers and sisters, which he truly lived up to. He was a light and a strength to all who knew him.

A visitation will be held Thursday, April 23rd from 6-8 PM at the Val Vista Stake Center 1005 N. Voyager Dr., Gilbert. Funeral services are Friday, April 24th at 11:00 AM, preceded by a visitation at 9:30 AM at the Val Vista Stake Center. Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.


  • Michelle Semmelmann Paul

    Dearest Terry, David and Family, my deepest sympathy goes out to you all at this very difficult time. I just learned of the news today from some of our dear friends. I will be with you in spirit tomorrow Terry. I love you and am praying for you all. Chell

  • I wish I had a number or address to reach out to. Brother and Sister Thomas, my prayers are with you. Kohl was a warm spirit, and has always had a kind heart towards me when other hadn’t. God is great and will be by your side. My love and condolences go with you.

  • Thomas’s, my prayers are with you all. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to know your family. You are all amazing people and I send my love!

  • Terry and Dave we are so truly sorry for your terrible loss. Words cannot express how sorry we are and how much we mourn with you. There is no greater pain than losing a child and there are some wounds that time can’t heal. I pray that time will bring you some degree of peace as you cherish the memories of your sweet boy and look forward to the day when you will hold him in your arms again. All my love. If you ever need a shoulder to cry on or an ear to vent to, I am right around the corner!

  • Kohl my heart breaks that you are gone. I remember your radiant smile in class. I pray for your family and friends as you are loved and very missed.

  • My heart goes out to those who feel his lose and my prayers are with you.

  • The Horners ... Jacob and family

    Prayers and hugs to the family in this time of sadness and hurting. It hurts our hearts to lose such a sweet fun young man but I know that being in heaven means he will always be with us and in our hearts! Jacob has known Kohl since elementary school and has fond memories of just “hanging out.” May God be with you and give you peace!

  • Terry and Dave, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your son. We will be thinking of you both as you navigate through the challenges to come. We are wishing you and your family comfort and peace.

  • Im sorry you are mourning the loss of Kohl. I hope you can find some comfort in Jesus’ promise of a resurrection found at John 5:28. Please visit jw.org for more Bible based encouragement in this very difficult time. Again I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Dear Thomas Family,
    My name is Buffy and I wanted to express my sincere condolences. At a time like this I find the scriptures to be a source of comfort. At Isa 41:13 it says ” For I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, The one saying to you ‘Don’t be afraid. I will help you.’
    May God continue to be with your family.

  • Bill and Diane (Dance) McDonald

    Dave, Terry and family-
    We are heartbroken for you. Our prayers and love are with you as you go forward in this life without your beautiful son. May peace be found and our Father in Heavens’ arms felt tight around you. We love you!!

  • Julienne and Richard Dance

    Dear Dave and Terry and family,
    We want you to know that we feel the sadness of this tragedy. A beautiful and loved young man that is all of our loss; we pray to help carry this burden with you. We can’t imagine how hard. May you feel our love for you and may you feel the love and support of others; may the pain be lifted through the our Savior. We love you!!

  • John & Sharla Dance

    Dave & Terry: We just heard about this. We add our prayers that you may be comforted, and feel the love of heaven for you and your family. We love you, and mourn with you.

  • Alan and Julie Dance

    Dear Dave and Terry, We add our prayers and best wishes at this very tender time of loss. We love you and pray that the light of the gospel and the promised blessings of our Savior will wash over and comfort you and your beloved family

  • Steve and Linda Orme

    Dear Dave, Terry and family, Our hearts just broke with the news of Kohl’s passing. We have been praying since that you would all find peace and tangible comfort from the presence of all those that love and admire you, the Spirits of the loved ones passed on and especially from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We pray that your grief will be assuaged by His great plan for us and that you truly will feel His arms around and enveloping you in His understanding of your loss. We love you.

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