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July 19, 1946—Feb. 15, 2015 James Daniel "J.D." Thomas Sr., age 68, passed away February 15, 2015, at his home in Crossville. He was formerly of Oswego, IL. He was born July 19, 1946 in War, WV, son of the late Henry Ambrose Thomas and Gladys Ethel (Christian) Thomas. He worked as a truck driver for UPS and was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Thomas of Crossville; son, James Daniel Thomas Jr. (Thelma) of Plainfield, IL; daughters, Mary Jane Thomas of Tazewell, VA, Susan Fae Thomas of Crossville and Rebecca Ellen Scroggins (Thomas) of Crossville; and sisters, Hilda Hockett and Donna Jean Thomas, both of Caretta, WV. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his father, Henry Ambrose Thomas; mother, Gladys Ethel (Christian) Thomas; brothers, Eddie Thomas, Willie Thomas, David Thomas, Delano Thomas and John Thomas; and sisters, Mary Thomas, Yvonne Sawyer and Geneva White. Funeral services were held at Cornerstone Baptist Church Feb. 19, with Bro. Mike Kerley officiating. Interment was in New Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill. Bilbrey Funeral Home, Inc. (www.bilbreyfh.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  February 19, 2015
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