OBITUARY

George B. Thomas

December 17, 1933December 10, 2013
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Anniston – Funeral services for Retired SFC George B. “Sarge” will be Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Munford Baptist Church. With his son Rev. Tim Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Eulaton United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 6 – 8 p.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home. Mr. Thomas passed away on December 10, 2013 at his home in Anniston. Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife of 60 years, Martha L. Thomas; Children, Rev. Tim (Lynn) Thomas, Deborah (Johnny) Stancil, Michael (Gay) Thomas and Matthew (Vickie) Thomas; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Stella Mae Thomas. Pallbearers will be grandsons; honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Munford Baptist Church. Mr. Thomas was a native of Strawberry Plains, TN and a resident of Anniston since 1974. Mr. Thomas faithfully served his country for 20 years in the U.S. Army. He was a veteran of both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. During the Vietnam War, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal with four bronze stars. He also was awarded the Vietnam Army Commendation Medal. Mr. Thomas truly loved his country. He also was a true fan of his Tennessee Vols. After retiring from the U.S. Army with 20 years of distinguished service he served another 20 years of Civil Service with the Anniston Army Depot. He gave much of his time to work with the Bynum Baseball for Youth. He also ministered for five years with the Opportunity Center. Mr. Thomas was a faithful Deacon at Munford Baptist Church. He was a four year graduate of Gadsden State earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He loved and cherished his high school sweet heart and wife of 60 years. In doing so he set an example on how you love, trust and take care of the woman God gives you. As a father of 3 sons, and 1 daughter, “Dad” knew how to be a father of integrity. He always could speak without saying a word. His nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, consumed his heart, they all truly loved their “papaw”. As we find grace and mercy in God’s arms. As a family we trust in the promises found in the word of God. George Thomas truly trusted in his savior Jesus Christ. His name is written in the Lambs Book of Life. In his last days, his family faithfully waited on him and loved him every day. Now he is in heaven waiting on his family to join him. Praise God for Eternal Salvation. May God bless all that have ministered to the Thomas family; you are truly loved and appreciated. Special blessings to the staff of Hospice Complete, you are amazing. The family request in lieu of flowers that donations can be made to the Munford Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 126, Munford, AL 36268.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 14, 2013
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Charlotte Hensley

December 27, 2013

I am very sorry to hear about George. I just want you all to know I'm thinking of you during this time. George was a wonderful man who loved Jesus and cared about lost souls!!! I Love you all! Charlotte Ogle Hensley

Steven Scott

December 17, 2013

So sorry for your lose. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. John 14:2

Cynthia MARCOTTE

December 14, 2013

To Martha & family, I'm sorry to hear the news of George's passing. My prayers are with you all. God Bless & keep you.

Mark and Lisa Wesson

December 13, 2013

You all are in our prayers. In the years of knowing George, he was a hard worker at AAD and a man of great ethics. He had a kind heart and was such a good man. We are sorry that we are such a distance away and not able to attend services, but know that we pray for God's comfort for each of you in your loss of him.

December 12, 2013

Bro. Tim, Martha and Thomas family. You all have our heart felt sympathy with the passing of Bro. George. It was a pleasure to have served on the deacon board with him and he will truly be missed at Munford Baptist Church. May God be with you in the days ahead.

Rickey & Marsha Sellers

Alice & Lee Smith

December 12, 2013

Debbie, Johnny and the Thomas family...So very sorry for your loss...You are all in our prayers...May God be with you during this difficult time..

Judy Ridgeway

December 12, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know all too well the ache your heart feels through the loss of my own father this year. Our fathers knew each other on earth and I know they are in the presence of God today. I pray the memories will give you all much comfort in the coming days. Nothing anyone can say or do will take our longing for their presence with us or our pain away. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Judy Ridgeway Egan

FROM THE FAMILY
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