Thomas, James N. Tues, July 9, 2013, age 92. Beloved husband of Mildred Thomas (nee Bock); dear father and father-inlaw of Bill (Nancy) Thomas, Cheryl (Dennis) Bess, Norma (Al Diamond) Prifti and Dennis Thomas; dear grandfather of Bryan (Devra) Thomas, Jeff (Megan) Bess, Theo Prifti and Kristin Bess; dear great-grandfather of Chase, Brady, Cole and Nina; dear brother-in-law of Shirley Thomas; dear son of the late Albert and Minnie ThomasBruning; dear brother of the late Hollis, Clayton and Norman Thomas; our dear uncle, greatuncle, cousin and friend. Jim was a retired oiler at the St. Louis Post- Dispatch after 39 years. He was 3 time past commander of VFW
Post # 3944, a member of American Legion post #338, and a member of the Bridgeton Masonic Lodge. Jim was a founder of the OSAC Club, coached Khoury League for boys and girls and assisted in the development of Babler State Park with CCC. He was a veteran of WWII
in the Navy on the USS Burns. Services: At ORTMANN'S 9222 Lackland, Overland, Fri., July 12, 11 a.m. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. With honors provided by the Missouri Honor Guard and Navy Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Missouri Veterans Home Apprec. Visitation from 4-9 p.m., Thursday.