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Welby Thomas, Jr., Russell County, KY (1934-2012)

He was employed as a foreman/lineman for South Kentucky RECC and retired after 35.5 years service. He was well known to people in Russell and surrounding counties as "Electric Man." He enjoyed fishing, raising cattle and horses, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. He was married to his loving wife, Wanda Cooper Thomas, who survives, a remarkable 59 years

Welby Thomas, Jr., 77, Russell Springs, KY, died Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at 8:20amCT, in Russell Springs, KY.

Funeral services will be at 1pmCT, Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E. Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, with Bro. Carl Mac Thomas and Bro. Jim Robertson officiating Visitation will be Friday, after 5pmCT and after 9amCT, at Wilson Funeral Home. Burial will be in New Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, Russell Springs, KY.


Welby Thomas, Jr., Russell County, KY (1934-2012)

He was born December 17, 1934, in Russell Springs, Russell County, KY. He was the son of the late Welby Thomas and the late Rose Ellen Withers Thomas. He died Wednesday, February 1, 2012, in Russell Springs, Russell County, KY, at the age of 77 years, 1 months, and 14 days.

He was employed as a foreman/lineman for South Kentucky RECC and retired after 35.5 years service. He was well known to people in Russell and surrounding counties as "Electric Man." He enjoyed fishing, raising cattle and horses, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church.

On February 21, 1953, he married his loving and devoted wife of 59 years, Wanda Cooper Thomas, and to this union three children were born.He is survived by his wife, Wanda Cooper, Russell Springs, KY, and the following:
  • Two Daughters: Kathie, wife of Hayden Conn, and Karen, wife of Ronald Hopper, all of Russell Springs, KY

  • One son: Kenton, husband of Melinda Thomas, Russell Springs, KY

  • Brother: Carl Mac Thomas, Shepherdsville, KY

  • Sister: Mildred Roy, Dunnville, KY

  • Six grandchildren

  • Two great grand children
He was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Brandi Nicole Roy; and by relatives Hestina Wilson, Kenneth Eugene Thomas, and Paul Edwin Thomas.

Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E. Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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