KENNETH EARL THOMAS, 62, Altoona, died July 10, 2017, at the residence. He enjoyed time with family, hunting, fishing, planting watermelons, and Auburn sports. Parents Jessie and Lucille Swords Thomas and brother Gene Thomas predeceased him.
Surviving are wife Judy Grigsby; daughter LuAnn Thomas, Blountsville; son Jene Thomas, Blountsville; adopted daughters Shandalynn Phillips, Rita (Dale) Phillips, both of Blountsville, Angie (Craig) Sloan, Oneonta; adopted son Rodney (April) Bryson, Ringo, Ga.; grandchildren Michelle Griffin, Daniel Lindsay, Matt Thomas, Lindsay Thomas, Richard Thomas, Brooklyn Milam, Hannah Bryson, Tori Milam, Marcus Hawkins; adopted mothers Barbara Ann Phillips, Blountsville, Deborah Smith, Altoona; brothers Roger (Geraldine) Thomas, Jerry ( Jo) Thomas, Danny Thomas, Paul (Anita) Thomas, Johnny (Kristy) Thomas, all of Altoona; sisters Ann Thomas, Blountsville, Bett (Michael) Brogdon, Union Grove, Jan ( James) Evans, Oneonta, Tressa Bickerstaff, Altoona; best friends Charles Phillips, Ronald Bickerstaff, Dale Phillips, John Curlette.
Wes Lowery and Michael Brogdon officiated the 2 p.m. service held July 14 at The Chapel of Snead Funeral Home. Burial was at Liberty Hill Cemetery with Blake Skaggs, Christopher Bickerstaff, Daniel Lindsay, Mark Griffin, Matt Thomas, and Mitchell Phillips serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearer was Jene Thomas.