BEAVERCREEK - Jerry C. Thomas, age 66, passed away at his home, Friday, July 24 after a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of Beavercreek and spent multiple years as a contract excavator. Jerry was a member in good standing of the Moose Lodge 73 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He spent his entire life helping family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Helen Louise Thomas and survived by his daughter Jazzie Rae Freeland; brother Nick Thomas; sister Sharon Thomas and numerous nieces, nephews, along with cousins. He will be sadly missed by his beloved daughter Jazzie Rae Freeland (22). A memorial gathering in memory of Jerry will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home Beavercreek Chapel on Friday, August 7, 2015 from 4pm-8pm. www.NewcomerDayton.com.