Wilbur Gene Thomas

Monday, January 22, 2018

Wilbur Gene Thomas, 91, of Cassville, passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at his home.

He was born July 13, 1926, in Purdy, the son of Clovis and Jessie (Henderson) Thomas. In 1951, he was united in marriage to Betty Sapp, who survives.

Additional survivors include: three sons, Ronnie Thomas and his wife Cheryall of Exeter, Randy Thomas and his wife Jenny of Cassville, and Tony Thomas and his wife Stephanie of Cassville; one sister, Jane Yarnall and her husband Paul of Monett; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Bill Thomas.

He received his education at Exeter and in 1943 at the age of 17 he entered the U.S. Army, serving until 1956. In 1973, he opened Thomas Brothers Shop. He semi-retired in 2012. He was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Chadd Pendergraft and Pastor Jerry Yarnall conducted the services. Burial with military honors was at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter.

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