William "Paul" Thomas (1953 - 2018)

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William "Paul" Thomas, age 65, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory.
Born May 2, 1953 in Radford, he was the son of the late Charles Jackson "Jack" Thomas and Ada Wagg Thomas.
Paul was in IT management with various companies during his career. He had retired last May. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Hickory. Paul was a loving husband, dad and papaw.
In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Thomas.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Monica Watson Thomas; daughters, Cheryl Thomas of Huntersville, and Amy Thomas Gurley and her husband, Aaron, of Lewisville, N.C.; grandchildren, Arlyn Gurley of Lewisville, N.C., and Naomi Gurley of Lewisville, N.C.; niece, Brenda Thomas Longest; and great-niece Camryn Longest.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in Hickory, with Reverends Paul Christy and Jennifer Forrester officiating. The family received friends prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to: Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry, 31 1st Ave. SE, Hickory, NC 28602, or United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), 458 Ponce De Leon Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, or First United Methodist Church, 311 3rd Ave. NE, Hickory, NC 28601.
Condolences may be sent to the Thomas family at www.drumfh-conover.com.
The Thomas family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Conover.
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Published in The Declaration on Oct. 9, 2018