John H. Thomas Jr. passed away Monday, June 26, at his home in West Palm Beach. Born in South Carolina, he graduated Estill High School. then The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. He joined the army, serving in Korea and Germany. He became headmaster at Patrick Henry Academy in Estill for two years, before continuing his education at Parsons School of Design, earning a degree in Architectural and Interior Design. His refined and extraordinary taste and design ability brought many loyal customers, and eventually he opened his own successful design firm, at which he worked until he retired. In his leisure years he enjoyed travel, keeping contact with family and friends and his favorite pastime, reading. He will be dearly missed by family and friends, and his partner of 43 years. He will be interred in the family plot in Estill. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to Trustbridge Hospice.