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January 21, 1939 - August 13, 2021
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James I. Thomas, age 82, of The Villages, FL and formerly of Lima, passed away August 13, 2021, at The Villages Regional Hospital.
He was born Jan. 21, 1939 in Marion, OH, to Donald R. and A. Earlene (Reynolds) Thomas who preceded him in death. On Aug. 19, 1960 he married Mary Jane Dickinson Thomas who survives in The Villages, FL.
Surviving are their children: Lisa (Eric) Lowry of West Chester, OH and Michael J. Thomas of Charleston, SC; grandchildren: Justin (Olga) Lowry, Jessica (Adam) Wald, Kailin Thomas and Hannah Thomas; great-grandchildren: Arya Wald, Josie Lowry and Logan James Lowry; and a brother: Jeffrey (Greg Benson) Thomas of Cridersville.
He is preceded in death by the following siblings: Jerry Thomas, John Thomas and Joseph Thomas.
Mr. Thomas retired from the Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant after 25 years. He loved to golf. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army.
Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30, 2021 at the Eastside Chapel of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, with Rev. Wanda Werking to officiate the service. Entombment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum following the service. Visitation will be on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Moffitt Cancer Hospital, Tampa, FL
Masks are requested upon entering the funeral home for the visitation and/or the service.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.