Joseph Donald "Don" Thomas Sr., 77, Lebanon, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Spring View Hospital.
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He was born on March 10, 1936 in Marion County. Thomas was a U.S. Army veteran, a retiree from North American Pipe Company and the Marion County Detention Center.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Lawrence David and Catherine Isabelle Spalding Thomas; and a sister, Sr. Susan Thomas.
Survivors include: his wife, Catherine Eleanor Hayden Thomas of Lebanon; four sons, Joseph Donald (Alice) Thomas Jr., Jake (Jeannie) Thomas and John Michael (Karen) Thomas all of Danville, and Steven Wayne (Sherry) Thomas of Lawrenceburg; two daughters, Susan Elizabeth (Kevin) Mercer of Louisville and Julie Ann Caldwell of Lebanon; a brother, Pat Thomas of Louisville; three sisters, Ann Liggett and Geneva Thomas both of Lebanon, and Rita Faye Tanner of Brandenburg; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. George Illikkal will officiate.
Active pallbearers are Josh Thomas, Joe Lynch, Dakota Poff, John Patrick Caldwell, Zachery Thomas, Sam Mercer, and David Mercer.
Honorary pallbearers are Johnny Masterson, Don Gibson, and Winfred McCarty.
Bosley Funeral Home, Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.
Bosley Funeral Home
246 South Proctor Knot Avenue
Lebanon, KY 40033
Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Feb. 19, 2014