March 7, 1948 ~ October 23, 2020

Born in: Daviess County, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Wilford Ray Thomas, 72, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020, at Twin Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation. Born March 7, 1948 to the late Buck and Elsie Morgan Thomas, in Daviess County where he graduated from Owensboro High School. He was a mechanic at Don Moore for 33 years, and a member of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed taking his dog (Bear) to shows, playing pool, watching Nascar and loved fishing.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Thomas.

Survivors include his brother Gary Thomas of Maceo, KY and several cousins.

I would like to thank the staff at Twin Rivers for taking care of Ray over the past 22 years. The kindness that they showed and treated him like he was family. It was a blessing to have so many compassionate people watching over him.

Services will be 10:00 am Monday, October 26, 2020 at Rosehill-Elmwood Cemetery, with brother Matt Boyd officiating.

All who wish to honor and remember Wilford in person at funeral are required to wear a mask or face covering 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 Wilford Ray Thomas and sign his virtual guestbook by going to www.haleymcginnis.com.


Service: October 26, 2020 10:00 am

Rosehill Cemetery
1300 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303


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  1. Gary, we are so sorry for the loss of your brother,Ray, if you need anything just ask,we love you. Marty, Sis, Brittany, Bethany, Nathan and Juanita

  2. Ray was such a sweet funny person I knew him many years from playing pool and working at Don moore many years later i was honered to care for him at TR you will be so missed glad the pain is gone you left some great memories

  3. Gary, I am so sorry for your loss of Ray. I know your strength to get get through this will come
    from the Lord. I would do anything for you, Please let me know if I can.

  4. Gary,
    We just read about your loss of Ray. We know it has been a long journey for him …and you. It’s never easy to give up a loved one no matter what, though. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our sympathy is with you.
    Bruce, Joyce and Wes Yeiser

  5. Gary we are so sorry for the loss of your brother and our cousin. He was a good person and loved to share a laugh with everyone.

  6. Gary we are so sorry for the loss of your brother and our cousin. He was a good person and loved to share a laugh with everyone. I know he will be greatly missed.
    Sue Butler Welborn

  7. Gary, I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s death. He was always a bright spot at TR, anytime I was there to visit my brother, Charles Cole. I enjoyed seeing Ray and I know he will be missed. He was a sweet man. Libby Cambron

  8. I loved taking care of him at Twin Rivers. He always had a smile on his face and kept me in a good mood. I could always talk to him about anything. I will love and miss you ray ray. You will never be forgotten.

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