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Stevens & Grass Funeral Home

4203 Salines DR, Malden, WV

OBITUARY

Kenneth Dell Thomas Jr.

April 20, 1941June 18, 2020

Kenneth Dell Thomas Jr., age 79, of Malden passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Charleston Memorial Hospital. Kenny was born in Malden, WV, on April 20, 1941 to Kenneth Dell Thomas Sr. and Betty (Ferguson) Thomas of Malden. After growing up in Malden, he resided in Belle, and then returned to Malden in 2002. Kenny loved his Lord and served Malden United Methodist Church, where he had been a member since childhood. After graduating from Dupont High School in 1958, he attended Morris Harvey College. Kenny worked as a pipe fitter and welder at the Belle Dupont plant, retiring after 29 years. He served his country in the United States Army and the West Virginia National Guard. Kenny, a longtime member of the Malden Volunteer Fire Department, also served as a leader of Boy Scouts of America Troop 136, in Belle, WV. “Buddy” was known for his humble and generous spirit, his keen sense of humor, and his passion for fishing. He is remembered for his concern for others, as well as his ability to love unconditionally. He was happiest when surrounded at the supper table by his wife, his 6 children and their spouses, his 10 grandchildren, and his 3 great-grandchildren. Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Peggy Leigh Thomas. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Donna; daughters, Robin Thomas-Roche of Atlanta, GA and Denise (Scott) Wood of Kanawha City, WV; sons, Robert Thomas (Chris) of W. Melbourne, FL, Ronnie Hicks of Malden, WV, Stephen Wade Thomas (Michelle) of Malden, WV, and Kenneth Wayne Thomas of Belle, WV; grandchildren, Ashley Wood, Joshua Roche (Samantha), Stephen Thomas, Patrick Janosek, Hannah Hicks, Dalton “DJ” Thomas, Dylan Brownd, Katie Thomas (Roger Kelly), and Jeremy Hicks; great-grandchildren, Madalynn Poindexter, Damien Kelly, and Jude Roche. Kenny also leaves an uncle, cousins, and many good friends. Following cremation, Kenny will be lovingly remembered at a memorial service and celebration of life, to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Malden United Methodist Church 4310 Malden Dr. Malden, WV 25306

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Marcy Thomas

June 21, 2020

My dad is Kenneth Casdorph . He and Kenny worked together at DuPont for years. Also, I took care of him several times at St. Francis hospital. He was always a nice man and a good friend to my dad when he was sick.

"Stubby" Stubblefield

June 21, 2020

After I joined the welder brothers at the Belle plant, each one of them began to teach me things about welding. Kenny showed me how to "stack" layers, which proved to be very helpful when welding at the powerhouse. I'll always remember that.

Larry Nutter

June 21, 2020

The Apostle Paul wrote that, for those who believe in Jesus, to be absent from our mortal body means that we are in the presence of the Lord. Kenny kept the faith and finished his course in this life with all of its pain in suffering. Now he is rejoicing in the presence of our Lord. I seldom recall Kenny complaining about anything. I think he understood that whatever happens to us in this life is according to God's will even though we might not understand it completely if at all.

Terry Stone

June 20, 2020

God has received a good and faithful servant home. Prayers for the family and friends who have known him. I am so glad God allowed myself, Anne and her departed Mom to know him and his family.
Blessings
Pastor T

Joshua Roche

June 20, 2020

My Paw Paw was the best man I have ever met. Some would even say they do not make them like that anymore. He has taught me so much about being a better person. He raised all his children, us grand children and loved his great grandchildren in ways I never even knew possible. I know the lord has him and he is shining his light down on all of us. I love you Paw Paw and know you have impacted all of us and will be missed very dearly.

Diane Moss

June 20, 2020

Kenny and Donna were our neighbors when we all lived on West Riverview in Lower Belle. He was a good neighbor and his boys and ours played and grew up together.
He was a good Christian man and was always welcoming when I visited Malden UMC.
My prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow.

Ernest Wolfe

June 20, 2020

I enjoyed working with Kenny at Dupont, we all enjoyed the monthly breakfast at Cracker Barrel.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY