Louie M. Thrash passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at Lexington Place at the age of 90. Born Dec. 30, 1923, to parents Elmo Thrash and Rena Rowlett Thrash Hines Clark, Mr. Thrash was a lifelong Nacogdoches area resident and member of Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a proud veteran; he served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Louie was a faithful employee to the U.S. Postal Service as a rural letter carrier. Upon retirement, he had worked 37 years and was honored with a "Two Million Mile Safe Driving Award." Before joining the Postal Service, he had also worked as an early funeral director in East Texas with Cason, Monk & Company. He was married to Mary Strickland in June 1943 and they had celebrated more than 70 years together. His survivors include his wife, Mary; nieces, Denise Tumlison of Kingwood, Kathy Tindall, Lisa Hall and Jackie Morrison, all of Nacogdoches, and Donna Parker of Lufkin; as well as a host of other family, friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his son, Ronny Thrash; his parents, Elmo Thrash, Rena Hines Clark and Jack Hines; and a sister, Patsy Hines Reynolds. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel, Nacogdoches, with the Rev. Patsy Barham officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Honorary pallbearers will be his many cherished friends. Memorials may be offered to Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church or a
. Online memories and condolences may be offered at www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2014