Saturday, December 29th, 2007
Doyt D. Thomas
Doyt Dean Thomas, 82, 605 Black Oak Drive, St. Marys, died 12:05 a.m., Dec. 27, 2007, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Feb. 20, 1925, near Elgin to Howard and Ruth Boroff Thomas. He was first married to Evelyn Wade and then to Ann Bowersock, both are deceased.
Surviving are companion, Kay Faurot, Kenton; two sons, Frank (Debra Neargarder), and David (Jodi), all of St. Marys; a stepson, Terry (Rosemary) McElroy, St. Marys; a stepdaughter, Kathy (James) Lininger, Neptune; three brothers, Carl, Rockford, Ross, Glynnwood, and Dale, Wapakoneta; a sister, Ruth May Hubbard, Lafayette, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild.
Deceased are two brothers, Glenn and John Thomas; and a sister, Edith Harner.
He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II. In the 1940s, he played semi-pro football. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, American Legion Post 323, Disabled American Veterans Post 119 and Eagles Lodge 767, all of St. Marys. He also was a member of the Lima Moose and Kenton Amvets.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Miller-Long and Folk Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. James Nuhfer officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the Cancer Society of Auglaize County.