Paul E. Thomas Sr.
PARSONSBURG — Paul Ervin Thomas Sr., 84, of Parsonsburg died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at his home in Parsonsburg. Born in Crisfield, he was the son of the late Preston Ervin and Mitilda Kathleen McCready Thomas. His wife, Jean Shirley Thomas, preceded him in death on June 2, 2004.
Mr. Thomas was in the commercial sign business, Sunset City Sign Co., with his father and brothers. He also worked with his son, Paul Jr., in home improvements. He was a member of Parkway Church of God in Salisbury.
He is survived by three children, Paul E. Thomas Jr. and his wife, Brenda, of Salisbury, Beverly Hearne and her husband, Alan, of Delmar and Preston Thomas of Salisbury; five grandchildren, Stacy Lynn Bratten, Lindsay Jill Holsinger, Josh P. Thomas, Kelly J. Wilhelmi and Dustin M. Thomas; six brothers, Joshua E. of Tennessee, John E. of Fruitland, James P. of Marion, Philip P. of Crisfield, Jonathon P. of Salisbury and Presteen B. of Laurel; four sisters, Naomi E., Ruth M., Rebecca M. and Matilda K., all of Crisfield; six great-grandchildren; and 37 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Steven Hearn; three brothers, Preston E. Jr., Roy A. and David P., and three sisters, Margaret Olive, Sara Ann and Matilda K.
A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Holloway Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Officiating will be the Rev. John Kalfayan. Entombment in Wicomico Memorial Park will be private.
Contributions may be made in his memory to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21801.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home PA at 501 Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. Visit www.hollowayfh.com
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