John Samuel Thomas
John Samuel Thomas
  • April 6, 1926 - October 28, 2017
  • Florence, Mississippi

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Mr. John S. Thomas, 91, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Lakewood Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm with interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

John was born April 6, 1926 in Sitka, Arkansas to the late Samuel Newton and Mattie Augusta Thomas. He was a gifted mechanic and loved working the land. He retired from Burke Handling Systems in 1991 after many years of faithful service. John was known as a godly, praying man and was a member of First Baptist Church of Terry, MS.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Amelia Parsons Thomas; son, James Willard Thomas and Clarence Ray Thomas; daughter, Carol Jane Janos; four brothers and four sisters. He is survived by son, John David Thomas; daughter, Sheila Frances; sister, Charline James; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.