James Greg Thomas III


J Greg Thomas lll,was born to the late James G. A. Thomas ll and Earlene Thomas. He received his homegoing wings on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Greg attended Columbus City Schools, and was a graduate of East High School. He was an entrepreneur and owned Street Promotions Unlimited. He was in the music entertainment business for 50 years. He was an author of an E-Book called,Blue Print. He was also a lecturer and hosted an internet radio program called, Beyond The Glitz and Glitter. To add to his accomplishments, Greg was a 3-time Grammy Award Winner. He also received a Life Time Achievement Award in music.

Greg leaves to cherish his memory: uncle, Raymond Diamond; aunts, Claire Carson, and Ann Hunter; daughters, Phelicia Thomas, Isabela (ChaCha) Woody, and Pillar ( Peaches ) Banner; best friend, Maurice Alfred; as well as a host of grandchildren, great- grandchildren, other relatives, and friends

Greg will be missed by all who loved and had the honor of knowing him.

Visitation 2:00pm and Funeral 3:00pm Saturday July 7, 2018 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Billy Jenkins

    To the family of Greg Thomas I offer my most sincere condolences to the family.
    I met James in 1978 and I knew than that he was a child of God and he really enjoyed the music industry.
    Rest In Peace my brother.
    There’s a big band and a big stage up there.
    Billy Jenkins

  2. Greg Thomas, The music industry will never be the same without you walking the Streets of Columbus with always someone flyer in hand. You touched so many of our lives with your wit, comedic spirit and the example of dedication for your craft. Just knowing your not here truly hurts! However, running the stage for the Lord is more important. Much Love!
    Susan and Ashley Johnson who you affectionately called your Niece!
    Prayers to your family!

  3. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling but please let us share our heartfelt condolences. May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of need.

  4. I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Greg. He was so near and dear to the Bryant Family and was actually considered to be part of our family. He was especially a close friend to my late brother Vincent and Greg spoke of him every time I would see him. Greg would always greet us with hugs and kisses no matter how long it had been since we saw each other. He definitely made his mark in this world and is going to be truly missed by so many people near and far. On behalf of myself and the entire Bryant Family, we offer our prayers and sincerest condolences on your loss.

  5. Darchelle L Williams

    I have known Greg since I was 12 years old. He was truly a gifted, kind and caring man who would do anything in his power to help a singer, musician and actor put on the best show possible. The Artistic world has lost a great comrad and Heaven’s Orchestra has gained our friend. He will be sadly missed. Rest in Everlasting Peace my Brotha. Your job here is done.

  6. Denise L. Harper-Almon

    My most sincere condolences and prayers to the family …. RIH Greg (Snuffy)!

  7. Linda Anderson

    My prayers and condolences go out to Greg’s family,and may u soon have peace in knowing that he has no more pain and is resting in God’s loving arms!

  8. Yolanda Berry

    To the family of my dear brother Greg,

    Please accept my most heart felt condolences at the loss of your beloved. Greg and I go way back to school-daze. He always called me sis and he my brother. He was magnificent in the music industry and never tired of doing what he loved. He was a master at the industry. I will miss you Greg. You rolled hard so now it’s time to sit down soldier and take you rest!


    To the family of Greg Thomas; I pray for your strength!! It was an honor to get to know Greg as MC for ” J London and The Band of Friends.” He always encouraged me to take good pictures of his best side. When Greg and I would sit together on the Main Street Bus he would let me know he was OK. Greg deserved all of his Grammys!He will remain in my heart forever!

  10. My condolences to Greg’s family. Many happy memories of him be with you all. And I hope that these loving promises from Jehovah God will comfort you now, and in the days to come. “Do not be anxious….but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7; Isaiah 25:8 NWT.

  11. I was shocked when I heard the passing of Greg Thomas. I worked with him a lot at the Ohio State University Black Studies Community Extension Center back in the 90s. Greg’s family has my deepest condolences when a man that did a lot for the city of Columbus when it came to promoting Black Entertainment.

  12. Lacy Earthman

    Lacy earthman my deepest condolence to the thomas family greg was like a brother to me he will never be forgotten. My prayers are with you

  13. Debra James Tucker

    Met him as he promoted shows for Gene Walker
    A good and solid brother. May you find peace and comfort in his memory

  14. My man Greg! I am so sorry to hear of your passing . This man deserves a (Life Time Achievement Award) for being a overall Great Guy. I have rarely have witnessed as dedicated a person as he. May the family receive my condolences and be strong for one another. Greg will be Greatly missed

  15. Joe, Beverly and James

    Our family met Greg through our dear and loved friend, the superbly talented Gene Walker, saxophonist. This loving relationship spanned many decades. Greg dedicated his life to family, friendships, community and it was all about the music. Our prayers to his family. We will miss Greg’s genuine smiles and hugs.

  16. Stephen Pryor

    Greg you are a good friend many nights we spent on the phone discussions about shows you will be missed.. This truly saddens my heart I didn’t even know you were sick let alone I didn’t even know you were gone I’ve been calling with no reply rest in peace my friend you touched many people’s lives…

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