He was born Oct. 24, 1933, son of the late Evert and Clara Quivey Thomas. Don was a member of the Trinity Congregational Church, a 50-year member of Pomeroy Masonic Lodge, and the VFW of Mason, W.Va. He was a member of the Pomeroy Fire Department. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed as manager of G & J Auto Parts in Pomeroy until his retirement in 1995.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn Graves Thomas; two daughters, Melissa (Mark) Morris of Panama City, Fla., and Rebecca (Mike) Hoffman of Pomeroy; two sons, Daniel (Fonda) Thomas of Ashville, and Gregory (Christine) Thomas of Ravenna; grandchildren: Bradley (Amanda) Morris, Gregory Morris, Trevor Depoy, Danielle (Anthony) George, Michelle and Heather Thomas, Zachary, Matthew and Erica Thomas; two great granddaughters, Sydney and London Morris; brother, Horton Thomas; sister, Fay DeWees; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Don was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ralph and Nell Graves; son-in-law, Nick Depoy.
There will be no viewing, but a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 26, 2010, at the Trinity Congregational Church, with Pastor Tom Johnson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Congregational Church Choir, 201 E. Second Street, Pomeroy, Ohio 45769.
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