James “Jim” Milton Thomas, 81, of Kingwood, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at Rosewood Center, Grafton. He was born in Friendsville, MD, December 12, 1941, a son of the late Theodore Jackson Thomas and Grace Virginia Teets Thomas. His wife, Debora Leslie “Peach” Thomas preceded him in death July 20, 2020.
Jim was retired having worked as a mechanic at various car dealerships throughout his career including Scott Ford. He was a US Air Force veteran and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He enjoyed country music and singing karaoke and writing songs. He was an avid NASCAR fan. His favorite quote was “May his body rise to Heaven before the devil find out he’s dead.”
Surviving are: two sons, Johnny Lipscomb, of Kingwood, and J.R. Thomas, of Grantsville, MD; two daughters, Celena Thomas, of Kingwood, and Gina Thomas, of Oakland MD; one sister Deb Punday and husband Jim of Green Castle, PA; eight grandchildren, a special granddaughter Abryonna Thomas, Derek Haynes, Gavine, Liam, Colton, August, and Konner Lipscomb; one special niece Tonya Helms; and a special nephew Roy Sylvester; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his wife he was preceded by: three sisters and their spouses Shirley Sylvester and Nace, June Schultz and John, Bonnie Sines and Marvin.
Friends may call at Kingwood Funeral Home, 295 S. Price Street, Kingwood, on Monday from 2 pm until the funeral hour. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 6 pm. The Reverend Ray Frankhouser officiating. At his request Jim will be cremated. Full military honors will be accorded by the honor details of VFWs and Vietnam Veterans of Preston County, and the WVANG. Online condolences can be sent to the Thomas family at www.kingwoodfuneralhomewv.com
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Mission 22 Veteran’s Support, 694 N. Larch Street #910, Sisters, OR 97759 or at Mission22.com
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