Johnnie Thomason Jr., 85, of rural Slater, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Arrow Rock. Pallbearers will be Damon Thomason, John C. Thomason, Derrick Thomason, Daniel Thomason, Brian Sullivan and Randy Howard. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery with military rites at graveside. Memorials are suggested to Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery Fund.
Born Dec. 10, 1920, in Saline County, he was the son of the late Johnnie and Lova Jane Gann Thomason White. On July 29, 1945, he married Lorene Leimkuehler, who survives of the home. He had lived in rural Slater most of his life, was a farmer and had worked at Quinn Concrete for many years. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Additional survivors include two sons, Charles Thomason of rural Gilliam and Bob Thomason and wife Teresa of Slater; five grandchildren, Damon, Bridget, John, Derrick and Daniel Thomason; two great-granddaughters, Rikki and Christie Thomason; and several nieces and nephews and many others who were raised in the Thomason home.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Bobbie Lee Thomason, four brothers and two sisters.
Additional information provided per family recompense.