Paul Thomas, Jr., 87, of Hopwood, passed away January 28, 2020 at home with his loving wife and children by his side. He was born in Dunbar, PA on September 17, 1932 son of the late Paul Thomas, Sr. and Goldie Smitley Thomas. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved grandson, Greg L. Adams and brothers, James and Clyde Thomas.
Paul was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was a graduate of Point Marion High School. Paul was proud of his service in the United States Army, 1953 – 1961, as a sergeant in the military police. Paul enjoyed gardening and home improvement projects and loved teaching his children and grandchildren about responsibility and work ethics. He was known for his quick wit and great sense of humor.
Left to cherish Paul’s life are his wife of 67 years, Patricia Minnick Thomas; children, Dr. Barbara E. Ackerman, Paul W. Thomas and wife Melinda, Joseph W. Thomas, Linda Sue Giannopoulos, Laura Griffin, Robin Johnson and husband Mark, Karen T. Adams, and Renee A. Thomas; sister, Betty Cope; brother-in-law, Gary Minnick and nephew, Ron Minnick and wife Lois; ten grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA where family and friends will be received on Friday, January 31st from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue in the funeral home on Saturday, February 1st from 10 until 11 a.m. followed by a service celebrating Paul’s life at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike Lyons officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery.
Full military rites will be accorded at graveside by AMVETS Post 103 of Hopwood.
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