Monday, December 10, 2012

Robert L. "Bob" Thomas (December 10, 2012)

Robert L. "Bob" Thomas, 85, of Greenville, passed away early Monday morning, December 10, 2012 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.

He was born October 17, 1927 in Greenville, son of the late Granville and Roena (Hufford) Thomas.

Bob was an avid Nascar fan. In his earlier years Bob owned a stock car and frequented the area including many races at Eldora. He farmed all his life and had worked at the former Excello in Greenville. After retiring from there he became a contractor building several homes around the county. He and his wife Donna loved bluegrass music and tractor shows. He was also a member of the First Congregational Christian Church in Greenville.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Donna Jeanne (Poling) Thomas; his daughter, Chris (Dean) Eby of Greenville; son, Doug (Sandy) Thomas of Salem; grandchildren, Tricia (Brandon) Fellers of Troy, Robyn (Dave Mikesell) Flanery of New Madison, Sherry (Tom) Schlater of Wyoming, and Justin (Amy) Thomas of North Star; great grandchildren, Michael and Macy Fellers, Ethan and Eli Flanery, Nic, Tommy, and Parker Schlater, and Hawk Thomas; and step grandchildren, Makala, Tawni, and Taylor Brewer.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 13, at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Heartland Hospice.

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