He was retired from Brown Stove Co. with more than 40 years of service.
He was the son of the late William and Willie Lee Thomas. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Alice Lee Pierce.
He was of the Church of God faith and loved gardening and farming.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the North Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes, which will announce survivors and complete funeral arrangements.