Jon C. Thomas II – VP

Where are you from, Where you been:
Ft. Lauderdale originally but I grew up in Tallahassee.   Karen, the kids, and I moved to Gainesville about 9 years ago.

Education/Certification:
BA Professional Administration, MCSE
Hobbies:
Fishing, Cooking, Reading, Being a Dad

 

Community Stuff:

Rotary

Fisher House of Gainesville Board of Directors

Haven Hospice Community Advisory Board

Haven Hospice Capital Campaign Committee

Florida Cemetery, Cremation, & Funeral Association Board of Directors

Why you do what you do:
I grew up in and around the Funeral Service. Had you asked me 20 years ago if I would be in this industry today, I would have laughed at you. It wasn’t until about 10 years ago when I had the opportunity to work with a young couple that had lost a child that I realized what my Dad had been doing all those years.

Favorites:
TV Show: 
Who has time for TV with 3 kids?

Song: There are so many. “Vacation” by Widespread Panic is a personal favorite.

Movie: The Princess Bride, closely followed by Fletch

Restaurant: Locally, that’s a hard one. The Red Onion or 43rd St are my goto lunch and breakfast spots. For Italian, Francesca’s and Manuel’s Vintage room. There’s a ton more. I love to eat.

Food: Ice Cream, never met a flavor I didn’t like

Guilty pleasure:
Late nights playing Xbox with my son

Fun fact:
A long time ago I used to travel the country listening and recording live music. I may or may not have looked like Grizzly Adams during that time period.

What’s one item on your bucket list?
To take Karen and the kids to south or central America for a Summer. Travel and learn Spanish as a family.

If you could have any super power, what would it be?
Gills, watch out Aquaman..

What can you do that most people cannot?
Tie a Bimini Twist

What can most people do that you cannot?

Penicillin, it’s a really bad scene. Trust me..

What kind of tricks do you wish you could do?
Juggle and talk like Donald Duck.

What pop culture character best suits your personality?
Jack Bauer from 24 of course. I don’t really know, hopefully someone funny.

If you only had 6 months to live, what would you do with the time?
Fish and spend as much time enjoying life with my friends and family

Song to be played at your funeral

“We bid you Goodnight” – The Grateful Dead