Mr. Thomas was a member of Eastland Baptist Church of Metropolis and was a veteran of the Armed Forces.
He was a member of the American Legion and Labor Local 1370.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Flora Thomas; one son, Gregory Todd Thomas of Metropolis; one sister, Clara Botarf of West Vienna; one brother, Virgil Thomas of Metropolis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William G. and Magnolia Dassing Thomas; one daughter, Angela Thomas; and five sisters, Hazel Thomas, Beatrice Thomas, Evelyn Graves, Carolyn Krause and Helen Meyers.
Graveside service was held Tuesday at IOOF Cemetery in Metropolis with Bro. Aaron Crenshaw officiating.
Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home of Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.