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Jess W. Thomas, 101, of Duncan, Oklahoma went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday April 9, 2017. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Immanuel Baptist Church with Dr. Jack Robbins officiating. Interment will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Duncan, Oklahoma.
The family will receive guests on Wednesday April 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Jess was born July 28, 1915, in Walters, Oklahoma to Joe and Mary Thomas. Jess married the love of his life Dorothy Ann Gibbs on July 30, 1937, and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2002. He served his country in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II. He worked in the oil fields retiring from Amerada Hess Petroleum.
He enjoyed catfishing and spending time with his family.
Jess is survived by his son, Joe Thomas; four grandchildren: Bryan Christian, Jo Ann Kelley, Gene Thomas, and Dustin Coxsey and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 65 years Dorothy Thomas, one brother Coyt Thomas and 5 sisters, Ina Lee Thomas, Lula Massie Thomas, Ola Jane Thomas, Cornelia Elizabeth Thomas and Willie Cleo Thomas.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Coxsey, Bryan Christian, Gene Thomas, Dillon Kelley and James Pratt.
Honorary bearers will be Ryan Kelley, Damien Thomas and Andrew Christian.
In memory of a donation may be made to the Oklahoma Special Olympics 6835 S. Canton Ave. Tulsa, OK 74136
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
Published on April 12, 2017
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