Thomas, Donald R.
Date: Sunday, November 27, 2011
Mahn Twin City Chapel, 515 Collins, Festus, Missouri 63028
Date: Monday, November 28, 2011
Time: 12:00 noon
Mahn Twin City Chapel
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Preferred to the family
Donald R. Thomas, age 76, of Herculaneum, MO, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at his residence. He was born on August 12, 1935, in Missouri, to the late Charles G. and Lora (Kellett) Thomas.
Donald is survived by his loving wife of 54 years: Fran (Dodd) Thomas of Herculaneum, MO; son: Michael Thomas of Missouri; grandchildren: Michelle, Shannon, Stephanie, D.J., Ryan, Casey and Tosha; great grandchildren: Logan, Christopher, Lucas, Molly, Damon, D.J. Jr, Aidan, Grant, Alex and Leah; and brother: Randy (Peggy) Thomas of Texas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter: Donna Pool; brother, Charles Thomas; and sister, Sandra Sasseen.
He was a retired police officer for the St. Louis County Police Department. He also worked for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department for five years. He retired as a technical sergeant of the United States Air Force after 20 years of service. He served his country in the Vietnam and Korean Wars. He was a member of the American Legion Post 253 in Festus, Elks Lodge 1721 in Crystal City, VFW Post 3777 in Crystal City, Amvets Post 42 of Herculaneum, and the Mississippi River Eagles Aerie 4341 of Crystal City. He was also a member of the Church of Christ of St Louis.
Reverend Jim Owens to officiate the service.