Miles Funeral Home in Hazlehurst announces the memorial service for John Wendel Thomas, age 84, of Hazlehurst, who passed away June 03, 2016. Services will be held at 2 PM Sunday, June 05, 2016 in the Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church.
Rev. Alvin Merritt & Rev. Josh Duckworth will officiate with burial in Palms Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Thomas was born in Quitman, Georgia. He was the son of the late Jesse Thomas & Goldie Jewel Lee Thomas and was the husband of the late Mary Jo McCarthy Thomas and was preceded in death by a sister: Janice Daugharty. He was a US Army Air Corp Veteran, Graduate of Ga. Military College, Graduate of Mercer University, Graduate of Cincinnati Motuary Science College with high honors, Co-Owner of Thomas & Sons Funeral Home, Owner-Operator of Wendel Thomas Egg Farm, Former EMA Director, Member of the Masonic Lodge, and was the Manager, Funeral Director and Embalmer of Miles Funeral Home. Mr. Thomas was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hazlehurst.
Survivors include: Daughters & Sons-in-law: Faith Thomas, Eleanor & John Moye, Molly & Terry Mullis of Macon, Melisa & Jeff Pace, Janice & Chet Conley of Hazlehurst, Sister: Barbara Somers of Vidalia; Boo-Daddy’s Grandchildren: John Conley, Sarah Nauert, Mary Susan Arnold, Grant Pace, Anna Parks, Matthew Dennis, Erin Caves, Megan Davenport, Jesse Pace, Mary Denson, Thomas Mullis, Adam Mullis; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews also survive.
Visitation will be after the service at 3 PM Sunday, June 5, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church Social Hall.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church Helping Hands Food Pantry.