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John Homer Thomas Jr.
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John Homer Thomas Jr. 77 of Reno, OH battled hard to get home where he passed on Thursday May 4, 2017 surrounded by his family. John was born December 15, 1939 in Reno to the late John H. and Gladys M. Biehl Thomas Sr.
In May of last year John received his 50 year gold card from Laborers Local Union # 639 and was extremely proud of it. He served as a Lawrence Township clerk for multiple terms. In his earlier years, he enjoyed visiting Biehl's Store and in the later years reminiscing about his visits there. He enjoyed the outdoors, family history, reading, sudoku, chocolate ice cream, driving as fast as he could out St. Rt. 26, watching WWE with his grandson Jacob and giving him a hard time about it.
He is survived by his sons John H. Thomas III (Janell) of Reno and Matthew O. Thomas of Belpre, grandchildren Cassandra and Heather Warner, Mercedes Trescott, and Jacob,Gage and Marcus Thomas, great grandchildren Hunter Warner and Daygan and Kennah Patterson, brother Harold Thomas of MA, sister-in-law Joan Huffman and brother-in-law Glen "Bill" Lane (Cindy) of CA.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Edna K. Lane Thomas (1/9/2013) and a sister, Ellen Vorndran.
The family wishes to thank the friends, neighbors, EMTs, and Ronnie and Cheryl Warren for their countless visits and checkups.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike Street with Pastor Erin Curtis officiating. Burial to follow in Rake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday at the funeral home.
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