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David Earl Thomas, Sr.

December 24, 1946 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

David Thomas, Sr. Obituary

David Earl Thomas, Sr., 77, of Brighton, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2024, at his home.

He was born December 24, 1946, in Benton, Illinois, son of the late James E. and Elenora (Annear) Thomas.

On March 30, 1964, David married Kathryn “Kay” Allen, in St. Louis, Missouri.

David was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the war in Vietnam.

For several years David worked for Owens Illinois in their shipping Department.

In addition to his wife, Kay, he is survived by his children, Kim Thomas, Cindy (Dwayne) Vandygriff, and David Jr. (Shannon Kai) Thomas; grandchildren, Nick and Jeffery Havlin, Jackson, Katie, Tucker, and Sawyer Kai-Thomas; sister in law, Joyce Ralston; and brother in law, Jim Allen.

David was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers in law, Gerald Allen and Lavern Hooper, Jr.

Cremation rites have been accorded and entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home in Brighton. No services have been scheduled, per David’s wishes.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.

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