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Jewell Depp Thomas, 88, of Glasgow died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Born in Chicken Bristle, he was the son of the late James Bruce and Velma Catherine Groce Thomas and husband of 67 years to late Rose Pot Thomas.
Mr. Thomas was a member of Glasgow Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Air Force, where worked on P-51 Mustang. He and his wife were the former owners and operators of Thomas & Son Greenhouse and Nursery in Chesterland, Ohio. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, Early Ford V8 Club of America and Mid-KY Car Club.
Survivors include three daughters, Julie Mastrangelo, of Munroe Falls, Ohio, Brenda Peoples (Gary), of Greenville, S.C. and Lucinda Thomas (Griffith), of Lubbock, Texas; a son, R. Bruce Thomas (Karen), of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Zula Scott, of Glasgow and Jane McCombs, of Charlestown, Ind.; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death two brothers, Billy Lewis Thomas and James Allen Thomas; a halfbrother, Danny Harris; a son-in-law, Patrick Mastrangelo; and a very special uncle, mentor and friend, Jack Groce.
Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Center-Asbury Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 3 p.m. until time for the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the Maintenance Fund for Center-Asbury Cemetery at Edmonton State Bank.
Published on September 25, 2017
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