Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

November 20, 2012

Robert Thomas

CROSSVILLE — Nov. 14, 2012

The memorial Mass for Lt. Col. Robert L. “Bob” Thomas, USAF, retired, 82, of North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest Nov. 14, 2012, was held Nov. 17 in Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Father Jacob Joseph was the celebrant. Interment was in Arlington National Cemetery.

Lt. Col. Thomas was a native of Pittsburgh, PA, a former resident of Lake Tansi Village, having recently made his home in North Augusta. He was a communicant of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Crossville, where he served as chairman of the board of community service, active in Cursillo and was a lecture and eucharistic minister.  Lt. Col. Thomas was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 30 years of service and was a member of the Retired Military Officers Association, the Exchange Club, British Car Club and volunteered at the Cumberland County Playhouse.

Mr. Thomas was the father of the late Ket Shepard.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jean Thomas; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Lorraine Thomas of North Augusta; three daughters and a son-in-law, Sharie and Bob Radzavich of Bradford, PA, Barbara Thomas of Thousand Oaks, CA, and Pat Jourdonais of Solomons, MD; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Don Thomas of Pittsburgh, PA, and George Thomas of Gresham, OR.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Alphonsus Community Service, 151 St. Alphonsus Way, Crossville, TN  38555.

Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta was in charge of arrangements. Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneraldirectors.com

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