Ernest John Thomas, O.D.

East Tawas, Michigan
June 24, 1928 - August 23, 2020


According to Ernest’s wishes cremation has taken place. Online condolences may be offered at

Obituary Notice

Ernest John Thomas, O.D., age 92, of East Tawas, Michigan passed away Sunday August 23, 2020 at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital in Tawas City, Michigan.
Dr. Thomas was born June 24, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Chester A. and Anna (Churski) Thomas. After obtaining his Doctorate in Optometry, he married the former Susan Jeanette Spencer on May 28, 1960 and together raised two daughters, Pegi and Karyn. Dr. Thomas practiced in the Marlette and East Tawas area for 50 years before retiring.
Dr. Thomas is survived by his loving wife, Susan; daughters, Pegi Thomas of Imlay City, Michigan and Karyn McClew of Birmingham, Alabama; grandchildren, Jayson McClew, Justin McClew, and Steven Thomas; great grandchildren, Scarlett and Haylie McClew and Sophia and Asher Thomas.
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family celebration of life may be held at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at


Love and prayers to you, Sue! You are in our thoughts everyday. 💗 May our LORD give you strength during this difficult time.

Wendy (Hartley) & Dave Bronson
— Wendy (Hartley) & Dave Bronson
Good customer of Teale’s across the street,great eye Dr. and most importantly, great friend. Miss you both!
— Doug, Iva May and Mark

Leave Your Condolences (must be approved by staff)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *