Robert L. "Bob" Thomas

GREENVILLE - Robert L. "Bob" Thomas, 85, of Greenville, passed away early morning Dec. 10, 2012, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

He was born Oct. 17, 1927, in Greenville, son of the late Granville and Roena (Hufford) Thomas.

Bob was an avid Nascar fan. In his earlier years, Bob owned a stock car and frequented the area including many races at Eldora. He farmed all his life and had worked at the former Excello in Greenville. After retiring from there, he became a contractor building several homes around the county. He and his wife, Donna, loved bluegrass music and tractor shows. He was also a member of the First Congregational Christian Church in Greenville.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Donna Jeanne (Poling) Thomas; his daughter, Chris (Dean) Eby of Greenville; son, Doug (Sandy) Thomas of Salem; grandchildren, Tricia (Brandon) Fellers of Troy, Robyn (Dave Mikesell) Flanery of New Madison, Sherry (Tom) Schlater of Wyoming, and Justin (Amy) Thomas of North Star; great-grandchildren, Michael and Macy Fellers, Ethan and Eli Flanery, Nic, Tommy, and Parker Schlater, and Hawk Thomas; and stepgrandchildren, Makala, Tawni and Taylor Brewer.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Don. Meyers officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Heartland Hospice.Condolences may be left for the family at


Published in The Daily Advocate on Dec. 10, 2012