Mr. Thomas died of natural causes at 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2011 at Shady Lawn Nursing Center in Cadiz.
He was born November 7, 1915 in Trigg County to the late John Taylor and Myrtle Chewning Thomas.
He was retired from Goodyear Tire Company in Akron, Ohio. He was a World War II United States Army Veteran and was a member of Akron Baptist Church in Akron, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sudie L. Ricks Thomas; two brothers; Lonnie Thomas and Guy Thomas; and one sister, Eunice Sumner.
Survivors include two brothers, Olen Ray Thomas (and wife Martha Sue) of Mayfield and Fred Thomas (and wife Eva) of Milton, Fla.; three sisters, Ruth Meador of Cadiz; Thelma King (and husband Howard) of Blacksburg, Va. and Lottie Mayche of Franklin, Tenn.
Pallbearers were Billy Redd, Billy Carr, Jimmy Guier, Bill H. Sumner, Randy Thomas and David Littlejohn.