On Monday, January 16, 2023, Ervin Thomason of Morganton, Georgia passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loving family members. Born January 7, 1931, Ervin was the oldest son of Henry and Lucile Thomason of Fannin County, Georgia. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Nona Ruth Thomason, daughters Sharon Jones, Penny Ruby, Carol Jones, sons Adrian Thomason and David Thomason and his brother Frederick Henry Thomason.
Ervin was a graduate of Horace Mann High School in Gary, Indiana and Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a decorated member of the United States Marine Corps from 1952-1960. Upon discharge from the military, Ervin pursued a career in electronics and worked in the Apollo Space Program in Cape Canaveral, Florida. In 1972, he moved his family to Atlanta, Georgia to begin a career as a biomedical technician for the Hewlett-Packard Company.
He retired in 1995 and moved to Morganton, Georgia to begin working with churches, orphanages, and bible schools all over the world to build facilities and remodel existing structures to better serve the needs of the institutions. While these experiences provided Ervin with great joy, he would be quick to say that his proudest achievements were his children, his nine grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren who he was blessed to see become followers of his Savior! He was a loving grandfather to April Brown, Suzanne Ruby, Joshua Ruby, Phillip Jones, Kyle Jones, Stephanie Jones, Kelly Jones, Laura Thomason and Jude Thomason.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. (Psalm 116:15)
Services will be held at New Life Family Church, 167 Wesley Mountain Drive, Blairsville, Georgia 30512. Saturday January 21, 2023 at 11:00 AM.