Jim Thomasson

James Charles Thomasson

On August 16, 2022, James Charles Thomasson went home.  He was met at the door by his grandparents, parents, James A. and Marcella B. Thomasson (Chapis) and his wife Myra I. Thomasson (Kinon).  They will be assisting him in readying the rooms for those who will follow when it is their time.  

Jim was born on May 25, 1944, in St. Louis, MO.  The son of a plumber and housewife was a lifelong Cardinal fan.  The oldest of 6, Jim graduated from SLUH in 1962 and SLU in 1966.  He enlisted in the Naval Reserves where he served 25 years, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer.   He was a husband, father, grandfather, teacher, restaurant manager, golfer, traveler and liver of life.  He loved his family dearly and was dearly loved by them.  

He is survived by his siblings Dave, Bob, Jane, Paul and Pat, as well as his children Cathy, Jim, Joe and their families. 

Services will be held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 17 Joy Avenue, Webster Groves, MO on September 9, 2022.  Visitation at 10 am, service at 11. 


  1. Mike Reilly on August 23, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    So sorry Cathy.

  2. Brenda and Paul Rutherford on August 23, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    We will miss seeing Grandpa Jim at family gatherings. We always looked forward to talking with him. He really loved his family very much! ✝️🙏💖
    Brenda and Paul Rutherford

  3. Pat Thomasson on August 23, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Love you Jim

  4. Jay and Dave on August 23, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    So sorry for all of you. Love and prayers.

  5. Jennifer Stone on August 23, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    My deepest condolences. Jenny stone (nee Foitik).

  6. Madolyn Hayne on August 23, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    So sorry for your loss, your Dad was a wonderful man.
    He will be sorely missed by all his family.
    I always admired him and your Mom, too.
    They were the fun neighbors!
    Madolyn Hayne

  7. Pam Rinehart Moran on August 23, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Dear Cathy and family, I’m so surprised to hear this sad news! What a wonderful man! I hope he’s blessed with a heavenly reunion! Love and prayer for you all! 🙏❤🙏

  8. Carol Wall on August 24, 2022 at 6:42 am

    Dearest Cathy and Jim, Caroline, Margaret and Luke,
    I’m so sorry for your loss of your father. I know how much you loved him, and how much he loved all of you.
    May he be at rest and may his memory be a blessing to all of you.
    Carol (Wall)

  9. Mary M Paniucki on August 24, 2022 at 9:34 am

    So Sorry for your loss. May his soul rest in peace.

  10. Patrick Madigan on August 24, 2022 at 10:06 am

    Jim was a great guy and good friend. He will be missed. He always made smile. Sorry for your loss

  11. Lisa Will-Smith on August 24, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Mimi and I send our love and prayers for healing!

  12. David Malone on August 24, 2022 at 4:35 pm

    Sorry for your loss, Jim & family. He certainly was a kind man. God Bless.

  13. Frieda knollman on August 26, 2022 at 11:56 am

    Jamie and Cathy: It’s sad to lose a loved one. The longer they were with us, the more we miss them. Our deepest sympathy. Love, Rudy and Freddie

  14. jim and Kathy Yates on September 3, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Dear Thomasson kids and families, we were so sorry to hear that your Dad had passed away, I had just thought of him a few weeks ago and told Jim we need to get over to see Jim again. We went to see him in December and we had such a nice visit. He seemed happy with his apartment and his activities and his friends at Old Orchard. He told us how much you kids had helped him get settled in his apartment and finding it. Naturally old Baden people talk Baden memories and it was a good visit. I would have never guessed when I met him when I was about 12 that we would be friends 66 years later, your Mom I met about 2 years later when she started Beaumont. .I am so sorry for your loss, your Dad was a great guy and your Mom I am sure has happily greeted him with a smiling face.

  15. The Greenwalt Family on September 10, 2022 at 7:02 am

    Sending hugs and prayers to you and yours at this time of sorrow.

  16. Edward Rolle on September 12, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    One of the nicest person I have eveer known

  17. JoAnn (Wheadon) Brauss on September 13, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Prayers to the families 🙏🙏🙏

  18. Mike Bruno, SLUH Class of '62 on September 20, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing, and sorry that I heard too late to have made it to the funeral mass at Holy Redeemer.
    Jim was a classmate on mine at SLUH, and a good friend, and had in the last few years attended some of our Class of ’62 monthly luncheons. The last one he attended was not long after his wife had passed away, and it was obvious that he was having a difficult time dealing with it. I asked him if there was anything I could do for him, and he said no, he had his children and his siblings to take care of him. That was a comfort to me, and a testament to the wonderful relationship Jim must have had with his family.
    I heard about Jim’s passing when some of his classmates and me had been preparing for our 60th high school reunion from SLUH, which we celebrated last weekend. You should know that during the evening, we mentioned Jim’s name as being our most recent classmate to have passed away since graduation (there are now 62 deceased from our class). We also mentioned the names of the other deceased’s classmates at the reunion and had a moment of silence for all of them.
    Finally, please accept my condolences. I know I speak for all our classmates when I say that Jim was a great guy and a friend to all of us at SLUH. I promise you he will be missed.

  19. Donna Lada Hennen on November 23, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    My condolences for Jim…. He was a very good friend of mine… Myra was my best friend when we were kids and in high school…, loved being with Jim and Myra ….. May his soul rest in Peace….
    Donna HENNEN….

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