LANCASTER—Lewis G. Thomas Jr., 76, of Lancaster passed away on December 4, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sherry S. Thomas; sons, Ted Thomas (Crystal) and David Thomas (Diana); grandchildren, Britney Thomas, Cassie Thomas, Daniel Thomas, Kyle Thomas and Katherine Thomas; and sister, Lucille Gray (Francis).
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis G. Thomas Sr. and Hilda C. Thomas; daughter, Angela Thomas; and brother, Melvin Thomas.
After leaving the Army, Lewis worked at Virginia Tractor in Richmond as a mechanic. He also owned and operated Thomas’s Shop and later became a waterman. He will be greatly missed by his family, whom he loved so very much, and a host of very close friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 9, at Currie Funeral Home, Kilmarnock. Interment followed the service at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lively. Family received friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research, P. O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9925, Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 205, Lively, VA 22507, or Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 176, Lively, VA 22507.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Swainey, the nurses and the staff at RGH Cancer Center for the compassionate care they showed Lewis.