Commonwealth Journal


October 24, 2013

Obituaries for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013


Somerset — Callis Thomas

Callis A. Thomas, beloved husband of Christine (nee Garner) Thomas for 57 years of marriage; loving father of Mark A. Thomas and Kathy Thomas; adoring grandfather of Dale Thomas Dawson and Sydney Grace Brown. Mr. Thomas passed away very peacefully at home, October 18, 2013 at the age of 77.

He was also survived by Richard (and Linda) Thomas, Steven Thomas, Freida (and Bobby) Gosser-Bernard, Carol Ann (and Eugene) Wilson; two special sisters-in-law, Opal Thomas and Edna Thomas; many nieces and nephews; and also his very special stepmother, Helen Frankum Thomas.

He is preceded in death by his mother Enola Brockman Thomas; father Oral Thomas; and two brothers, Dock Carson Thomas and Olan Dale Thomas.

Mr. Thomas was a member of New Haven Missionary Baptist Church and a former Trustee with the Church. He was also a longstanding member of Bradley's Pleasure Church in Nancy, Ky. He joined the Marines in 1956, and served 4 years. In 1959, he began his career at Procter and Gamble.  He retired from the company after over 40 years in the early 2000s. In 1971, he purchased his first tractor & trailer for his brother. This began the future empire of Thomas Trucking that has supplied hundreds of jobs for many families throughout the years.  

He leaves behind many special friends; racers; co-workers and dedicated employees.

A visitation was held at the New Haven Missionary Baptist Church, 2417 Indian Mound Avenue, Norwood, Ohio 45212 on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

A visitation will be held today at 10 a.m. at the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow at 1 p.m.  Pastor Mike Raines will officiate the service.

Entombment will be in the Bradley's Pleasure Cemetery.

Full Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 38 Honor Guard. Members of

the Thomas family will serve as pallbearers.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Haven Missionary Baptist Church or Bradley's Pleasure Cemetery.

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Callis A. Thomas.

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