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Arthur Howard Thomas

Arthur Howard Thomas, age 83 of Athens passed away, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Life Care Center of Athens.
A native of Sweetwater, former resident of Murfreesboro and current resident of Athens, he was a son of the late John and Annie Brucie Ferguson Thomas, and was preceded in death by his wife Reba Jane Thomas; a son, Tim Thomas; 2 sisters, Annie B. Thomas and Louise Wilson; 9 brothers, H. E. Thomas, Fred Thomas, Hubert Thomas, Elmer Thomas, Carl Thomas, Claude Thomas, J.D. Thomas, Sam Thomas and George Thomas.
He was a member and Sunday School teacher at Antioch Baptist Church.
He was retired from Paramount Packaging after more than 40 years of Service, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War.
Survivors include:

  • Son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Nancy Thomas of Murfreesboro;
  • 2 grandchildren Kyle Thomas of Murfreesboro, Dylon and Alyson Thomas of San Antonio, Texas;
  • 2 great-grandchildren, Layla Thomas and Ella Thomas;
  • 2 brothers-in-law, Gary Thomas, Don Clowers
  • 2 sisters-in-law, Tennie Queen, Jean Thomas
  • Special niece and nephew, Kelly Thomas Avery and Chuck Avery;
  • Several other nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Murray's Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Larry Arwood 

The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Wednesday, August 21, 2019 in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home. 

Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notices/Arthur-Thomas. 

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of the arrangements. 

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I has the privilege of working with and knowing Art for over 20 years at Paramount Packaging Corporation. He was an excellent machinist, and supervisor of the maintenance department. Art was a kind man and always did his best at everything he did. He will be missed by his family and co-workers. I always considered Art as a friend.

Jackie C. Rains Aug 20 2019 12:00 AM