James V Thomas

December 24, 1934 ~ July 25, 2020 (age 85)


James V Thomas, 85, of Youngwood, passed away peacefully at home on July 25, 2020 after a bout with cancer. He was born on December 24, 1934 in Masontown, PA. to the late John J. and Frances E. (Vail) Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marjorie (Wagner) Thomas; his brother, David O. (Kathie) Thomas of Okatie, SC.; his sister, Elizabeth Ann (William) Coates of Lake Worth, FL. and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William H. (Margene) Thomas and J. Richard (Elaine) Thomas. Jim was a member and Elder of the Reunion Presbyterian Church, Mt. Pleasant, PA. He was also a Past Grand Master of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Youngwood, PA. Jim proudly served more than six years in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve as a Tractor Trailer Operator and was honorably discharged as a SPC 4 on April 30, 1963. He worked as a Salesman for Pennzoil Oil Company and Charleton Brothers Trucking Company and then became a self-employed Owner/Operator of a freight brokerage company called Griffin Express. All arrangements are private due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Jim's final resting place will be Middle Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, PA. A memorial service to celebrate Jim's life will be held at a later date. Any donations can be sent to the following organizations, Semper Fi Odyssey, 450 Boy Scout Rd. Boswell, PA. 15531; Mutual Aid EMS, 561 W Otterman St. Greensburg, PA. 15601 or Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department, 104 S 2nd St. Youngwood, PA. 15697.

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