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William Thurman Thomas

December 11, 2022

William Thomas Obituary

William Thurman Thomas, 85 of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away at his home early Sunday Morning December 11, 2022.  He was born July 7, 1937 in Martins Ferry, Ohio a son of the late Thurman and Mildred Thomas.

He retired from Ormet in 1989 but was a life-long farmer at Willenda Farms.  Bill was a member of the Laings Church of Christ, President of the Monroe Water Systems, long-term member of the Farm Bureau, and agent of Monroe Soil & Water, along with being a member of many other Agriculture organizations.

 In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son Jeffery A. Thomas and daughter-in-law Lynnette Starr Thomas, four sisters and brother-in-law’s; Nancy (Dale) Peterson, Joyce (Don) Dalebout, Ellen (Darryl) Brubaker, and Sally (Preston) Bartholic.

 He is survived by his wife Glenda Ridgeway Thomas, who he married September 17, 1960, son William “Billy” (Vickie) Thomas of Old Washington, Ohio, daughters; Teresa (John) Simkins of Springfield, Ohio and Gail (Steve) Zwick of Lower Salem, Ohio, daughter-in-law Kelly (Dan) Isaly of Woodsfield, grandchildren Laken (Korey) Piatt of Woodsfield, Allee Zwick of Lower Salem, Hunter Thomas of Woodsfield, Alexis Thomas of Columbus, great grandson Beau Piatt, close niece Stacey (JC, Jeffery & Dessie) of Woodsfield, and many other nieces and nephews.

 Friends will be received from 5 – 8 p.m. Wednesday December 14, 2022 at the Bauer-Turner Funeral Home 100 S. Paul St. Woodsfield, Ohio. Funeral service viewing at 10 a.m. with service at 11 a.m. Thursday December 15, 2022 at the Laings Church of Christ, 44191 State Route 255 Woodsfield, Ohio with Andrew Beasley and Sam Bartrug officiating.  Burial will follow in the West Union Cemetery near Sardis, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Laings Church of Christ, 44191 SR 255, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793 and or the Monroe County Farm Bureau, 100 Colonel Drive, Barnesville, Ohio 43713 and or the Monroe County Soil & Water Conservation Scholarship Fund, 46762 SR 26, Woodsfield, Ohio 43793.

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December 14, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bauer Turner Funeral Home
100 S Paul St.
Woodsfield, OH 43793

December 15, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Laings Church of Christ
St. Rt. 255
Laings, Ohio 43752

Funeral Service
December 15, 2022

11:00 AM
Laings Church of Christ
St. Rt. 255
Laings, Ohio 43752


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