Jimmy Wade Thomas
Funeral services for Jimmy Wade Thomas, 84, of Mexia, Tx, will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 17, 2021 at McWhorter Funeral Home with Bro. Dicky Mauk officiating. Private interment, Hopewell Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 pm prior to the service.
Jimmy was born July 8, 1936, in Alliance Hall, Texas to Milton Oliver “Bill” and Carl Lee Waits Thomas and passed from this life January 12, 2021, in Groesbeck, Texas. He worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Frost, Hillsboro, Linden, and Gilmer and retired after 28 years. Jimmy was a member of The First United Methodist Church in Groesbeck.
Those left to cherish his memory are his, daughter, Deb Howell and husband Philip of Gilmer; son, Brad Thomas of Longview; stepdaughter, Dawn Higgins of Groesbeck; sister, Glynda Underwood and husband Jim of Austin; grandchildren, Misty Sprouse and husband Dennis of Gilmer, Meridith Jones and husband Ryan of Farmers Branch, Wyatt Turk of Round Rock, Claire Higgins of Denton, and Clayton Turk of Robinson; great-grandchildren, Keegan and MaKenna Sprouse of Gilmer, and Cooper and Bennett Jones of Farmers Branch.
He is preceded in death by his parents; Bill and Carl Lee Thomas; his first wife, Bettye Thomas Parish; his second wife, Jane Hancock Thomas; his wife, Noma Nell Thomas; his sister; JoAnne Reeves Thomas; and by his stepson, Scott Higgins.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Putman, Henry Wilson, Dwight Brannon, Keegan Sprouse, Jeff McFatridge and Tim McFatridge. Honorary pallbearers will be Marty McCurry, Danny Beene, Donnie Gillen, Jake Melton and Ray Nugent.
Memorial donations may be made to Safe Haven Equine Rescue, 4994 FM 2088, Gilmer, Texas 75644, Providence Hospice 107 E. Commerce St., Mexia, Tx 76667 or First United Methodist Church, 203 W. State St., Groesbeck, Tx 76642.
Please visit Jimmy’s online registration book at www. mcwhorterfh.com to leave a memory for the family.