Roger Thomas

Friday, March 7, 2008

Roger Thomas

Roger L. Thomas, 55, of Jackson died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at Jackson Manor.

He was born March 18, 1952, in Bremerton, Wash., son of Max Manson and Clara Louise Sisson Thomas.

Thomas was a 1970 graduate of Jackson High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in horticulture from Southeast Missouri State University in 1976.

He was a self-employed landscaper with Valley Landscaping 15 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, where he was ordained as a deacon in 1981, ordained as an elder in 2000 and served again in 2004, and served on several church committees.

Survivors include his mother, Clara Thomas of Jackson, and a sister, Angela Hall of Zion, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Dr. Grant F.C. Gillard officiating. Burial will be in Russell Heights Cemetery.