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James Randall Thomas Sr.

July 10, 1946 — November 15, 2022

James Randall Thomas Sr.

James Randall Thomas, Sr.
July 10, 1946 ~ November 15, 2022

James Randall Thomas, Sr., 76 of Marcellus, Michigan passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at home.

He was born in Dowagiac, Michigan on July 10, 1946 the son of LeVerne Elwin Thomas and Evelyn Hazel (Eggleston) Thomas.

On June 24, 1966 in Lawton OK., he married Barbara J. Apted who survives him in death.

James served in the United States Army, he also was a life member of the Eagles club in Three Rivers. He was with the Marcellus Fire Department and ambulance for almost 40 years.

James formerly owned Nip & Nuck Tavern in the 1980’s, and was a factory worker, working for many years at Hayes Lemmerz Aluminum in Bristol Indiana.

James is survived by his wife; Barbara, son; James Thomas, Jr. (Robyn) of Marcellus; 3 grand children; Murial, Ashlee, and Laura; 2 great-grandchildren; Madelynn and Sophee, brother; Vernon (Phyllis) Thomas of Marcellus.

James is preceded in death by his parents; LeVerne and Evelyn daughter; Tonia M. Thomas; and brother Jerry Lee Thomas.

Cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 11:00-1:00 Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the Mater-Ralston Funeral Home, 52780 M-40 North, Marcellus. Funeral services will be held on December 3 at 1:00 with Pastor Andy Abrams of Marcellus United Methodist Church officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the Marcellus Fire and Ambulance or Marcellus VFW Post 4054. Online condolences may be left at www.materralstonfuneralhome.com .
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Saturday, December 3, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mater - Ralston Funeral Home

52780 Michigan 40, Marcellus, MI 49067

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mater - Ralston Funeral Home

52780 Michigan 40, Marcellus, MI 49067

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