Johnny Stuart Thayer of Kure Beach, NC passed away on June 21, 2022 peacefully with his fiancé, Cora VanMiddlesworth, at his side.
He was 67-years-old and had lived on Pleasure Island almost 8 years. Johnny attended St. Paul United Methodist Church in Carolina Beach.
In addition to his parents, William and Virginia Thayer, he was preceded in death by his sisters Donna Frank and Karen Payne.
Johnny is survived by his fiancé, Cora VanMiddlesworth, his brother, Ken Thayer, and sister, Angela Connelly. In addition, he is survived by his sons Travis Thayer, Ryan Thayer and Kyle Thayer. Also he is survived by his daughter, Kacie Thayer, his grandsons William Thayer, Ethan Thayer and Hunter Thayer. Johnny has one granddaughter, Harper Thayer. He has two step-brothers Paul Hawkins, Jr. and Rick Hawkins.
Johnny was awarded a full scholarship from University of Southern California based on his swimming records; he finished two years of college and then joined the Navy. He was assigned to the USS America for two years and then served on Seal Team 1 and 2 for six years. Then Johnny was a traveling roof welder. After that he worked at NIH in Bethesda for ten years.
In 2014, he moved to Carolina Beach, NC and then Kure Beach, NC. Johnny was very social; he never met a stranger. He loved living at the beach; almost every day he would go to see the sunrise and pray.
A graveside service will be at the lower level of Rockville, Md Cemetery on Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 am officiated by Pastor Martha Meredith of Rockville United Methodist Church. At the conclusion of the service, friends and family will meet at Jonathan’s Pub for a candlelight moment of silence and then a toast to “Uncle Johnny” who will be missed by many. A memorial service will take place at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Carolina Beach at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital; this was Johnny’s favorite charity.
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Deceaseds Funeral Arrangements: Graveside 11:00 AM Saturday June 25, 2022 Rockville Cemetery
Deceaseds Date Of Birth: November 21, 1954
Deceaseds Date Of Death: June 20, 2022