George T. ‘Tom’ Thomas Jr.


George T. “Tom” Thomas Jr., 79, of Brandenburg, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, surrounded by his family.

Tom was born on Oct. 10, 1943, in Knoxville, the only child of the late George and Flora Mae Thomas.

Tom was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, a United States Army veteran where he was a tactical officer, and worked in the Human Engineering lab on the Cobra helicopter at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. Tom retired from the Olin Corporation where he was an industrial engineer. He began his career with Olin in Brevard, North Carolina, and rose through the ranks to plant manager in Augusta, Georgia, and Brandenburg and on to director over several plants. Tom was a deacon and former treasurer of the First Baptist Church in Brandenburg and his hobbies were golfing and helping others.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Loretta Thomas, of Brandenburg; daughter, Deborah Graham of Brandenburg; son, David C. (Angie) Thomas of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Braige and Shelby Thomas of Knoxville and Charles “Tommy” (Kaitlyn) Graham of Cheboygan, Michigan; and three great-grandchildren, Royce, Amora and Alistair.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at the First Baptist Church in Brandenburg.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. EST on Friday at Bruington-Jenkins-Sturgeon Funeral Home and Saturday, from noon until the time of the service at the church.

Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, Kentucky, with full military honors.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to P.I.N.S, P.O. Box 522, Brandenburg, KY 40108 or to Feeding America, 161 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60601

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