Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Former Convoy resident James L. Thomas, 89, passed away at 1:55 a.m., Tuesday at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
He was born on March 22, 1927, in Van Wert County, the son of the late Waldo Curtis and Ella Mae (Book) Thomas. On February 18, 1951, he married the former Mary Alice (Linton) who preceded him in death on August 5, 2006. He then married Jean (Goodwin) Piper Thomas who survives in Lima.
Other family survivors include his three sons, James (Lura) Thomas of Orient, Ohio, Robert (Missy) Thomas of Farmersville, Ohio, and David (Donna) Thomas of Convoy; four step-children, Tim (Corinne) Piper, Jeff Piper, Christina (Gary) Risner and Pamela (Fred) Fisher; two brothers, Carl (Mary) Thomas of Obetz, Ohio and Wayne (Connie) Thomas of Bowling Green; one sister, Eunice (Glen) Richardson of Lima; eleven grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Jeanette Hellwarth, Lois Joseph, Joan Hasis and Betty Simpson.
Jim was a 1945 graduate of Mendon-Union High School and a member of Convoy United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Convoy Lions Club for over 45 years and served on the Crestview School Board for twelve years. He was also a long time member of the former Masonic Lodge #586 in Mendon.
Masonic services by Shanes Lodge #377, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2017, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, followed by a memorial services with Pastor Mark Rutledge officiating. Interment will take place at Convoy I.O.O.F.
Calling hours are noon-2:00 p.m., Monday prior to the services.
Preferred memorials are to Convoy Lions Club or the Convoy United Methodist Church.