Funeral service for Mr. W. G. Thomas, age 91, of Fayetteville, will be conducted Monday April 3, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church, with Bro. Tony Billions and Milton Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Booneville Cemetery beside his wife Margaret Sue Thomas. Mr. Thomas passed away March 31, 2017 at Donalson Care Center.
A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late William and Dora Warren Thomas, was retired from Genesco where he worked for over fifty years, and was a member of the Oak Hill Baptist Church.
Survivors include his son Gene (Deborah) Thomas of Fayetteville, grand daughters Heather (Daniel) Miller of Winchester, Megan (Kenny) Hall of Fayetteville, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and brother Clayton Thomas of Fayetteville, and brother in-laws Ray, Clay and Billy Rogers, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be Sunday April 2, 2017 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
We have just learned about the passing of your dad. We are so sorry for your loss.
I thank God for all the good memories of Uncle G and Aunt Sue. I have been blessed to be part of their family.
Back in the late 1950s daddy and I hitched a ride to town with Uncle G. He was going to work and we were going to the stockyard. Uncle G was going to pick us up after work. We were going to meet him at Dink Syllers grocery store after he got off work. Well Leonard and Larry had a long hard day finally it was time to walk to Dink Syllers and wait for Uncle G. Well we waited a little while when all of a sudden a black ford went blasting by. The next thing we saw were his tail lights. Daddy looked at me and said, did you see that! He didn’t even slow down. Didn’t he see us standing here? I asked daddy now what do we do. Well I guess we will have to walk. I was about 6 years old at the time and Besides I had already walked all over the place. On top of that it was over 8 miles home and I didn’t think I could take another step. After walking around 3 miles or so all of a sudden a black ford pulled up alongside us and someone yelled out do you want a ride? Much to our surprise it was Uncle G. He said that he was a little late but waited for us at Dink Syllers but we never showed up so he left. We told him our story about him blasting by us like a mad man. We all had a big laugh about it. Daddy and I were never so glad to see G in our lives,
Our prayers go out to Gene and his family. Gods blessings to all.
Larry and Claire Rogers
So sorry for your loss! He was such a kind and humble man. Always smiling. I will be praying for your family!
I will always remember his friendly smile and compassionate heart. Uncle G was always a joy to be around. He gave me my nickname, “sissy,” many years ago. I will forever remember him always having chewing gum for me in his pocket. One of life’s precious jewels. I’m thankful for my memories of him. Love you all and am thinking of you in this most difficult time.
I thank God for all the good memories of Uncle G and Aunt Sue. I am proud of being part of their family.
Back in the late 1950s daddy and I hitched a ride to town with Uncle G. He was going to drop us off at the stockyard on his way to work. After work he was going to pick us up at Dink Syllers grocery store. Well Leonard and Larry had a great and long day. Finally it was time to meet Uncle G and go home. Daddy and I walked to the grocery store. I was about 6 years old at the time and had walked around all day. Believe me I was tired!!
Well we got to Dink Syllers and waited around a while for our ride. Next thing we saw was a black ford go blasting by. I asked daddy if that was Uncle G? Daddy said did you see that. Yeah I saw it and thought it was pretty funny. But he never stopped daddy said. I asked daddy now what are we going to do. He said I guess we will have to walk. It was around 8 miles home and I already had enough walking. So we started walking home. We walked about 3 miles when all of a sudden a black ford pulled up alongside us. Someone yelled out Do you want a ride, much to our surprise it was Uncle G. He said he had been a little late but waited for us at the grocery store but we never showed up. He got tired of waiting and left.
We told him our story about him blasting down the road leaving us in the dust.
We all got a big laugh out of it.
Daddy and I were never so glad to see Uncle G.
Oh if we only had a cell phone.
Our prayers go out to Gene and his family. Gods blessings to all of you.
Larry &Claire Rogers
praying for God’s comfort at this time-
Gene: I am sorry to hear about Uncle G. He was always smiling and was so easy to talk with. I am sorry I cannot be with you but know that I will be thinking of you. Katherine
So very sorry for your loss, Gene. Your Dad was a very sweet man and will be missed. You and your family are in our prayers.
Will miss your sweet smile G. and you calling me Mrs. Neb. Know you are in a good place. Broke my Daddy’s heart when I told him you were gone. Love you!!!!!!!