Gary “Mike” Thomas, Sr., 69, of Terra Alta died Monday, May 31, 2021, at J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.
He was born on September 17, 1951 in Baltimore MD, a son of the late, Harry J. and Virginia Alta Harvey Thomas.
He was a loving father; He served his county in the US Navy, was a truck driver on the road on long Hauls. He was a bartender at the FOE Elk’s in Kingwood, ran a fruit stand in Florida, a chef at Pontiac’s in Terra Alta , his specialty was crab cake & chicken liver wraps in bacon. He did lots of odd jobs and enjoyed riding his ATV.
He is survived by his two children, his son, Gary M. “Mikey” Thomas, Jr, his daughter, Ralynn Dawn Thomas both of Rowlesburg, two brothers, George Swell and William Harvey; two sisters, Jayne Thomas and Joan Sines and husband, David and a niece and nephew.
Family and friends may call at Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood, on Monday June 7, 2021 from 10am till 12 noon the funeral hour with Pastor Kelly Gamble Officiating. Interment will be at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton. Military rites will be conducted by the Grafton VFW Post 3081 and the Navy Honor
During the visitation and funeral service social distancing and mask should be observed.
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