George Raymond Thomas of Clayton, DE, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at Pinnacle Health Care in Smyrna, DE.
He was 84.
Mr. Thomas was born October 2, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of the late Andrew Thomas, Sr. and Margaret C. Thomas.
He was enlisted in the United States Army in 1946 and served his country with honors during WWII. He then served in the United States Air Force for 16 years until his honorable discharge in 1958. His service in the Air Force was throughout the duration of the Korean War.
George went on to retire after over 20 years of service from the Smyrna School District.
Mr. Thomas liked reading, and tending the garden and the yard. His hobbies included refurnishing antique furniture and repair work on the cars. He was a very handy person.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret C. Lane and Dorothea Harlocker; and a brother, Andrew Thomas, Jr.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Thomas; two sons, Michael R. Thomas and his wife Sandra of Clayton, and Stephen P. Thomas also of Clayton; two grandsons, Adam J. Thomas and Alexander J. Thomas, both of Clayton; a sister-in-law, Jeannette J. Pinder of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.
Burial will be private.
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