Mr. John Keith Thomas, age 72 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2011.
Born Friday, October 20, 1939 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was the son of the late Otis Thomas and the late Vella (Womack) Thomas.
Mr. Thomas was a member of East Winnfield Baptist Church in Joyce, and of the Eastern Star Lodge #151. He was on the Board of Directors of the Winn Riding Association. He was retired from West Frasier, where he worked for 45 years.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Patricia Thomas; son, Randy Keith Thomas and wife Judy of Winnfield, LA; daughters, Melinda Mae Elliott and husband John Keith of Houston, TX and Ginger Michelle Thomas of Alexandria, LA; 8 grandchildren, Amanda Nicole Martin and husband Paul of Winnfield, LA, Casey Pritchett and husband Justin of Dodson, LA, Meredith Leigh Frith and husband Brandon, Hunter Keith Elliott, John Taylor Elliott, Matthew Thomas Elliott, Megan Catherine Elliott, and Sarah Ann Elliott, all of Houston, TX; 3 great-grandchildren, Bailor Brown, Bryce Martin, and Olivia Frith; brother, Bobby Thomas of Ft. Smith, AR; 2 sisters, Lanell Snowden of Winnfield, LA and Donnie Wright of Winnfield, LA.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at Southern Funeral Home, and at the East Winnfield Baptist Church, in Joyce, LA on Wednesday, from 9:00 AM until time of services.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday at East Winnfield Baptist Church with the Revs. Jimmy Yocum and Bruce Cardin officiating. Interment will follow in Garden Of Memories, in Winnfield.
Serving the family as pallbearers will be Paul Martin, Justin Pritchett, Brandon Frith, Hunter Elliott, Taylor Elliott, and Matthew Elliott.