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Johnie 'John' Wayne Thomas

March 1, 1947 ~ December 5, 2020 (age 73)

Obituary

Johnie ‘John’ Wayne Thomas, age 73 of Olney, passed away at 12:25 PM on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at his residence in Olney.

Visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Christian Church of Olney. Funeral service will be at 6 PM at Christian Church of Olney. Pastor Ben Strode will be officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded.

John was born on March 1, 1947 in Olney the son of John and Amy (Lomas) Thomas.

He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked as a supervisor for the National Vinegar Plant in Olney for many years. He was a member of Christian Church of Olney. He enjoyed volunteering at the Master’s Hands. He also enjoyed gardening and watching westerns on television. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys football fan.

John is survived by 2 sons Steven Thomas of Flora and Alex Leonard of North Bend, Oregon; 4 daughters Alice Cochran of Olney, Michelle Horath (Eric) of Flora, Johnann Thomas of Flora and Jessica Thomas of Mt. Erie; brother Darrell Thomas (Diana) of Neoga, 2 sisters Maxine Snyder of Olney and Shirley Greenwood (Truman) of Olney; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Amy Thomas, 3 sisters Wilma McDowell, Frida Wilson, and Lola Penrod and grandson Austin Thomas-Walker.

Memorials can be sent to the Master’s Hands in Olney in memory of Johnie ‘John’ Thomas.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
December 11, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Christian Church of Olney
400 Sam St.
Olney, IL 62450

Funeral Service
Friday
December 11, 2020

6:00 PM
Christian Church of Olney
400 Sam St.
Olney, IL 62450

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