John “Pimp” Theus

John “Pimp” Theus

John “Pimp” Theus
November 13, 1941 – June 23, 2020

Manteo, NC

John “Pimp” Theus, 78, of Manteo, NC was called home Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

Born in Ringgold, LA on November 13, 1941, he was the son of the late Jeff and Catherine Williams Theus.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Jeff Theus; and a longtime friend, Mrs. Qumilla Hempbill.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Judy Theus; two daughters, Joyce Theus-Ree and Mary Theus; one son, Elder John Theus, Jr. all of Kansas City, MS. Also, surviving are thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Haywood Theus of Houston, TX; special friends, Leroy Boogie McClease, John Simms, and Loretta Winslow; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

John worked and retired from the Dare County School System in grounds maintenance. He loved to play dominos, dance, and would bring joy and happiness to any party or family reunion he attended. A talented left-handed baseball pitcher, his famous words were “you can’t touch this.”

The family would like to thank all for their loving acts of kindness including Twiford Funeral Homes.

Known by many, John will be missed as all.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at