James

June 4, 1953 ~ November 22, 2020

Born in: Vertrees, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

James Edward Thomas, 67, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 at home. He was born in Vertrees, Kentucky on June 4, 1953 to the late Mable Smallwood Fulkerson and Guy Wayne Thomas. James was a member of Christ Community Church. He was an insurance manager for American General and National Life for over 40 years. James was an avid fan of NASCAR, University of Kentucky Basketball, the New York Yankees, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Along with his parents, James is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, James Anthony Blandford; and his three fur babies, Rocky, Rocky II, and Little Bit.

James is survived by his fur baby, Max Thomas; his siblings, Elsie Mae Blandford of Ohio, Ronnie Joe (Lisa) Thomas of Owensboro, Guietta Laverne (Dan) O’Neill of Bristol, Tennessee; his nieces and nephews, Ashley Thomas, Derrick Thomas, Ali Thomas, Jessica Dean; his great-niece, Aubree Head; his special friends, Shirley Fuller and Ann King; and numerous additional family members and friends.

Private services will be held for the family. Services will be streamed 12:00 pm Saturday, November 28, 2020 on Facebook Live, www.facebook.com/HaleyMcGinnisFuneral.

The twenty-five loved ones who wish to honor James at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Thomas. Share your messages of condolence with the family of James Edward Thomas and sign his virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com

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  1. Shirley, may God bless you for taking such good care of James for so many years. You are an angel. There are no words that ease our pain at this time but I know James is with our Lord and he is no longer in pain. May the Lord bless you all. I know Bruce Colbert and Tommy Clark will be glad to see James. The Lord will have his hand full.

  2. Thoughts and prayers and lots of love always❤️Love Shirley and Ova Newton. Morna &Steven Morgan and Family

  3. Sorry to hear of James passing. I remember James as a great guy In school. Sending prayers and condolences to his family at this most difficult time.

  4. The DCHS Class of 1971 is sad to hear about James’ passing. He was such a sweet and caring guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

  5. James was our neighbor and we were sad to hear of his passing. Praying for peace for his family and loved ones.
    Lynn family

  6. My sincere condolences to the family and friends. I worked with James for years at Insurance Co. Was a dear friend and co worker.

  7. So sad and sorry to see James obituary in the newspaper.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. It is heartbreaking to lose our family and friends. Peace be with you during this time and the days ahead.

  8. I WORKED WITH JAMES SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND IT HAD BEEN A FEW YEARS SINCE I LAST SAW HIM. HE WAS A VERY CARING PERSON WITH A BIG HEART AND HE WILL BE MISSED. MY SINCERE CONDOLENSES TO HIS FAMILY AND LOVED ONES. UNTIL I SEE YOU AGAIN MY FRIEND RIP!

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