James Thomas

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James Thomas, 75, passed away November 13, 2012, at his home. Born in Moultrie, GA, he graduated from Woodward High School and retired from Chrysler Corporation as a supervisor in the body shop after 22 years of service. After retirement in 1996, he joined CTA as a courier. He again retired in August of 2012. James was a faithful member of New Bethel COGIC where he served as a deacon for many years. He was also an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Barbretta Thomas; his mother, Rosa Huntley; brother, Danny Thomas, and sister, Eve Logan. He leaves to cherish the love of his life wife of 51 years, Barbara Thomas; daughters, Roxanne Smith, Joyce Thomas, and Denisha Lonas; sons, James and Michael Thomas; brother, John Huntley; sister, Betsy McNeal; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; goddaughters, Kimberly Bell, Rosemary Bias and Loretta Dwight; best friend, Tommie Lee Woods; special friend, Scott Johnson; special sons, Jake Hackett, David Darnell and Ray Woodson, and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be Tuesday 5 - 8 p.m. Dale-Riggs Funeral Home Chapel, family hour Wednesday 11 a.m., followed by funeral services at 12 noon New Bethel COGIC, Pastor Rance Allen officiant, interment Historic Woodlawn Cemetery.

Published in Toledo Blade on Nov. 18, 2012
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