Survivors include his wife, Sue Pendley Thomas of Spruce Pine; his step daughter, Brenda Randolph and husband, Jeff of Mars Hill; a step son, Tim Snyder and wife, Dawnita of Spruce Pine; four step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; sisters, Joyce Cranford and husband, James of Marion, Valerie Pendle of Detroit, MI, Helen Smith of Florida, and Willa Mae Whitson and husband, Sherwood of Burnsville; a nephew, Sam Thomas and wife, Christine; and a great nephew, Richard Thomas.
A memorial service was held on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Ricky Ray officiating. Entombment will follow in Liberty Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. A time to receive friends, share memories and support the family was held from 6 p.m. until the hour of the service at the church. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine assisted the family.
Mitchell News-Journal 8/6/2014