JOHN RONALD THOMAS, age 79 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at his residence. He was a native of Rome, Ga., former resident of Hollywood, Fla, resident of Athens, Tenn. for 13 years, a son of the late John F. and Jewell Dean Fowler Thomas and preceded in death by sister: Judith Thomas. He retired from Hollywood Police Dept. where he was the head S.W.A.T. Team and was a member of Hollywood Masonic Lodge and had served as Worshipful Grandmaster of the Masonic Order for the state of Florida in 1995. He was a member of the Scottish Rites in the Valley of Miami, Fla., Alhambra Shrine and Scottish Rite Temple of Knoxville, Tn. He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Hollywood, Fla.
Survivors Wife of 58 years: Ann Carolyn Warf Thomas of Athens, Tenn., Daughter: Catherine Thomas and Jeffrey Jarvis of Cumming, Ga., Two Sons: John Walter Thomas-Valdez and partner Joseph Valdez of Las Vegas, Nev., and James Dean Thomas and and wife: Jody Thomas of West Palm, Fla. Brother and Sister-in-law: Jerry and Sandy Thomas of Cape Coral, Fla. Six Grandchildren, One great grandson, several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with the Meridian Sun Lodge #50 officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to The Masonic Home, 3201 1st. St. N. E. St. Petersburg, Fla. 33704. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com./notice/John-Thomas
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.