Howard E. Thomas, 87, of Marshall, formerly of Pilot Grove, died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Claude Fields will officiate. Mike Bailey will sing "The Old Rugged Cross" and "How Great Thou Art," with the accompaniment of pianist Julie Lewis. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Pallbearers will be John Potter, Chris Thomas, Blaine Einspahr, Darrell Wirths, Larry Gramlich, Joe Stanley, Jeff Bash, Mark Reynolds, Steve Sharkey, Bob Sharkey and Doug Darling. Burial will be in Peninsula Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Marshall Baptist Temple.
Born Sept. 26, 1916, in Nelson, he was the son of the late William A. Thomas and Bertha Mildred Wooledge Thomas. On June 1, 1938, he married Mary Evanell Haynie, who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall since 1991, moving from the Pilot Grove community. He was a retired carpenter and a member of First Baptist Church in Marshall and the Lions Club in Pilot Grove. He was also a former member of First Baptist Church in Pilot Grove, where he had served as a deacon.
Additional survivors include two daughters, Shirley Brownfield of Marshall and Linda Hazlett of Lawson; one son, Larry Thomas of Topeka, Kan.; one brother-in-law, Bo Haynie of Boonville, raised by Howard and his wife; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Charles Thomas, three brothers, three sisters and one grandson, T.J. Potter.
Additional information provided per family recompense.