Mr. Thomas died on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at the Christian Health Care Community in Hopkinsville.
Mr. Thomas was born on May 6,1907, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late William Henry and Martha Ellen Tinsley Thomas.
Mr. Thomas was a retired farmer and builder, having lived in Christian and Trigg counties all his life; was the oldest member of the Thomas-Bridges Association; and a member of Dry Creek Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Vara T. Williams, Roberta T. Futrell, and Ophelia T. Ellis; and ten brothers, Stanley Thomas, Lilburn Thomas, Kenneth Thomas, Arum Thomas, Cyrus Thomas, Conrad Thomas, Jagoe Thomas, William Thomas, Raymond Thomas, and Hilton Thomas.
Survivors include great-nephew caregiver, Donald Thomas and wife, Anita Jo of Christian County; nieces and nephews, Lottie Ellis Lacy of O’Fallon, Ill., Jewell Ellis Messick of Dayton, Ohio, Hilda Williams Bridges of Murray, Virginia Thomas Simmons of Hopkinsville, A.C. Ellis of Hopkinsville, John Thomas of Fla., Charles Thomas of Md., and Paul Thomas of Louisville; also surviving are over two hundred great-nieces and nephews spanning five generations of the Thomas family.