Loren Thomas

Monday, September 23, 2002

CAIRO, Ill. -- Loren Wayne Thomas, 78, of Cairo, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, at his residence.

Mr. Thomas was born July 24, 1924, in Crane, Mo., son of the late Christopher and Alta Robbins Thomas. He married Ida Ronnebeck April 25, 1942.

Thomas was a retired electrical worker after 32 years with Cairo Public Utility Commission. He was a 50-year member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 702. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church, but had recently attended services at Lake Milligan Baptist Church in Miller City, Ill.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Phyllis Halliday of Cairo; two sons, Steve Thomas of Miller City and Chris Thomas of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. Funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Verlee Eaker officiating. Burial will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery.