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CHARLES “STUART” THOMAS

CHARLES “STUART” THOMAS
Charles “Stuart” Thomas, 80, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in the Ivy Hall Nursing Home. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Gurney E. & Helen Treadway Thomas. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Phyllis Taylor; a nephew, Tony Taylor and a great nephew, Chris Taylor. He was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation. Stuart was a member of Willow Springs Baptist Church where he served as an usher. He loved working in his garden and working on old cars. Stuart loved his family, home and church.
Survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Kathleen “Kat” Shoemake Thomas; two brothers: Edward Thomas and wife Edna and Gary Thomas and wife Kay all of Elizabethton; a special nephew and friend, Jimmy Taylor; a niece, Tracee Johnson; a great niece, Hailey Johnson and several other nieces and nephews; one aunt, Louise Arnold, Johnson City; two sisters-in-law: Margaret Stalcup, Gray, and Dorothy Shoemake, Mountain City; two brothers-in-law: Harold Shoemaker and wife Brenda, Mountain City and John Shoemake and friend Kathy Cordell, Butler.
Funeral services were conducted at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Campbell and Rev. Dean Presnell officiating. Private graveside services followed in the Treadway Cemetery (Siam Road). Music was provided by the Smith Sisters. Active pallbearers were Dallas Farmer, Bobby Smith, Jeff Lowe, Ben Smith, Leonard Buckles, Chester Brown, Danny Hilbert and Jerry Buckles. Honorary pallbearers were Richard Hyland, Carl Johnson, Jerry Wilson, Charles “Dude” LaPorte, A.D. “Sonny” Fletcher, Rodney Smith, Darrel Honeycutt, Albert Williams, Steve Minton and the Men’s Sunday School class of Willow Springs Baptist Church. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to the staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home and the staff of ICU, Sycamore Shoals Hospital for the excellent care received. The family received friends from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Thomas family.