Edward Thomas of Irondale, Missouri, was born Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1932, in Pilot Knob, Missouri, a son of the late Edward and Clara Elizabeth (Barnes) Thomas. Edward entered the gates of Heaven from his home, surrounded by his dear and loving family and friends, Thursday, June 26, 2003, at the age of 71 years, four months and nine days.
Edward is survived by his loving and caring wife, Kathy Thomas of Irondale, Missouri; one daughter, kathy Snider and husband Carl of Troy, Missouri; five sons, Rick Thomas and wife Jackie of Cuba, Missouri, Terry Thomas and wife Myra of Irondale, Missouri, Mike Thomas of Irondale, Joe Thomas and wife Patty of Belgrade, Missouri, Edward Thomas and wife Tracy of Park Hills, Missouri; one step-son, Terry Kavanaugh and wife Darlene of Bonne Terre, Missouri; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a very good buddy and co-worker, Terry Beck of Irondale, Missouri and by many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Edward was also preceded in death by one daughter, Pam Thomas; two sisters, Ginny Bruhn and Edra James and one brother, Roy Thomas.
Visitation was held Saturday, June 28, 2003, from 5-9 p.m. and Sunday, June 30, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Moore Funeral Home, Irondale, Missouri.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 30, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the Moore Memorial Chapel in Irondale with Rev. Jim Frago officiating. Special musical selections for the service provided by the family. Serving as pallbearers were Ricky Thomas, Randy THomas, Terry Joe Thomas, Nathaniel Thomas, Justin Snider and Carl Snider. Burial was in the Big River Cemetery, Irondale, Missouri.
All services were under the care of the Moore Funeral Homes, Irondale, Missouri.