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John Joseph Thomas
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Birth: Jan. 13, 1923
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 2011
Tower Hill
Shelby County
Illinois, USA

John J. Thomas, 82, of Tower Hill passed away Saturday (April 23, 2011) at his residence.

He was born January 13, 1923, in Cowden, the son of Charles Fredrick and Veda (Carlisle)Lewis Thomas.

He was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force serving until his retirement and then retired from Borg Warner.

He married Sandra Castelli (divorced) of Pana and is survived by his daughter, Fay Benson (husband Doug) and grandsons John and Christopher Benson of Nederland, CO; daughter Johnette Kaye Thomas and grandson Zachary of Commerce Township, MI; and daughter Joyce Conklin (husband Russ) and granddaughter Renee of Hallsville, MO.

Public graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in Mound Cemetery Cowden with military rites by the Shelby County Honor Guard. Arrangements are by Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville

(He also has a sister living in Mattoon, Illinois by the name of Annabelle B.Turner and a niece also in Mattoon, Illinois by the name of Cheryl Harmon Johnson. Correction to obit by his niece Cheryl Johnson) 
Mound Cemetery
Shelby County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Jun 24, 2011
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John Joseph Thomas
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I am so glad I found my brother before it was too late. I am sorry I didn't find you sooner.What time we had was precious. Thanks for everything Big Brother.I love and miss you very much.
- Annabelle
 Added: Jan. 6, 2013
Thank you uncle Johnny for all you did for me. If it wasn't for you I would have never got out of California and back home where I am safe. You are very much loved and missed.
- The Kid
 Added: Jan. 6, 2013

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