Born Jan. 5, 1939, in Hornersville, son of the late Raymond Lacy Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Baker Thomas, he was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in Vietnam, a member of the Hornersville Masonic Lodge No. 215 AF & AM, and a member of the Hornersville Baptist Church.
He married Bonnie May Sando, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Stella Ross, Hester Snider and Betty Jo Snider, and two brothers, Eulis Thomas and James Thomas.
Survivors include one daughter, Sherry Gunman and husband, Eugene, of St. Louis; one sister, Jewette Battles, of Kosciusko, Miss.; two grandchildren, Megan Krug, of St. Louis, and Michael Gray, of Norfork, Va.; two great-grandchildren, Micaha and Tyler, both of St. Louis, and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Friday, Jan. 25, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Hornersville.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Hornersville Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in the Horner Cemetery at Hornersville.