GASTONIA - Warney "W.C." Thomas, 72, passed away April 9, 2013, at CaroMont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia.
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He was born Aug. 6, 1940, in Habersham County, Ga., son of the late Jonah and Hazel Mulkey Thomas.
Mr. Thomas was a member of Independent Baptist Tebernacle, Dallas. He was retired from Globe Mfg. after 35 years of service. He received, three times, the Ryder Truck Rental "Million Mile Club" Certificate of Achievement Award. W.C. enjoyed outdoor activities, hunting, fishing and boating.
A celebration of life service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Independent Baptist Tabernacle, Dallas, officiated by the Revs. Ralph Carver and D.R. Shortridge.
The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia and other times at the home of Loretta and Ed Bailey, 1242 Freedom Mill Road, Gastonia.
The interment will be at the church cemetery.
He is survived by: his loving wife of 52 years, Elizabeth Kaye Thomas; daughters and sons in-law, Loretta T. and Ed Bailey of Gastonia, Kimberly T. and Don Cline of Kings Mountain; brothers, Lester Thomas and his fiancée Ann of Georgia, Robert Thomas of Georgia, Garvice Thomas and his wife, Joan of Georgia; sisters, Ora Freeman of Georgia, Juanita Moose and her husband, Edward of Georgia, Ida Loggins and her husband, Grady of Georgia; grandchildren, Jessica D. Bailey, Trey Bailey and his wife, Alexis, Megan Robinson and her husband, Dujuan; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Robinson, Ava Grace Bailey; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by: brothers, J.B. and Neil Thomas; sisters, Olean Bates, Minnie Jean Robinson; brother in-law, Crawford Freeman; sister in-law, Carol Thomas.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
1503 South York Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 11, 2013