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Ray F. Thomas, 72, Columbia, KY (1943-2016)

He was a member of Pollards Chapel United Methodist Church & an automobile mechanic. He was the patriarch of a highly regarded Adair County, KY, family. He was a native of Adair County and a resident of the county at the time of his death. His wife, Kay Burton Thomas, survives. He leaves five direct living descendants.
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Ray F. Thomas age 72 years of Columbia, KY passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 11:45pmET, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY.

Funeral service will be Friday, January 29, 2016 at 1pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Lanny Garner and Bro. Nathan Davis the officiating clergy. Interment will be in Bearwallow Cemetery, 6090 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Thursday, January 28, 2016.

Ray F. Thomas, 72, Columbia, KY (1943-2016)

He was born on April 1, 1943 in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Roy & Dorthy Smith Thomas. He died Tuesday, January 26, 2016, in Somerset, Pulaski County, KY, at the age of 72 years, nine months, and 25 days.

He was preceded in death by two sons Robert Joseph Thomas, and Paul Andrew Thomas; and two brothers: Robert (Wildman) Thomas, and Danny (Boone) Thomas.

He is survived by his wife Kay Burton Thomas of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • Two sons: David Thomas and his wife Shannon of Columbia, KY, and Johnny Thomas and his wife Rhonda of Russell Springs, KY

  • Three brothers: James Thomas and his wife Carol of Columbia, KY; Harold "Catfish" Thomas & his wife Jeniffer of Georgetown, KY; and Donald (Moochie) Thomas of Lexington, KY

  • Six sisters: Betty Wingle & her husband Marshall of Campbellsville, KY; Charollette Coffey & husband Allen of Columbia, KY; Faye Underwood & husband Donnie, Pauline Teater & husband Don, Kim Skaggs & husband Mark, and Karren Brown & husband Bobbie, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Krissy Banet, Noah Thomas, and Chloe Thomas

  • Several nieces, nephews & a host of other relatives & friends
He was a member of Pollards Chapel United Methodist Church and an automobile mechanic.

The family has suggested donations to Pollards Chapel United Methodist Church, which may be made at the funeral home.

Send condolences to the family of Ray F. Thomas

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of funeral arrangements

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