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SHREVEPORT, LA-Funeral services for Jesse Thomas, 93, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2013 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. Officiating will be Pastor Steve Gilley. Interment will follow in Forest Park West Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the funeral home.
Jesse was born in Oklahoma on October 7, 1919 to Jack and Vader Thomas. He passed away on February 22, 2013. He was a resident of Shreveport and a Baptist. He was owner of Thomas Sheet Metal for over 65 years before his retirement. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He considered his greatest accomplishment in life to be his children.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Virgie Thomas; son, Alton Thomas; grandson, Christopher Alan Thorne; great-granddaughter Michaela Harris; son-in-law, Kenneth Thorne and daughter-in-law, Sue Thomas. He is survived by son, Kenneth Wayne Thomas and wife, Judy; daughters, Carolyn Ann Thorne, Kay Fox and husband, George, Lani Arnold and husband, Larry; grandchildren, Michael Jason Harris, Stacy E. Gibson, Shane Arnold, Stephanie Graham, Jeff D. Thomas, Dewayne Dans, DeeDee Taravella, Brandon Hill, James Thorne, Jr., Jeff Thomas, Wendy Lewis, Misti Thomas and 24 great-grandchildren.
We would like to thank the staff of Heritage Manor South for their love and care of Daddy.
Published in Shreveport Times on Feb. 24, 2013