John Wayne Thomas, age 72, of 51 Moore Street, Siler City died Wednesday,15th of July 2020 at his home.
Mr. Thomas was born November 8, 1947 and was preceded in death by his parents, John Dewvoy and Margaret Scotten Thomas.
Wayne was a native of Chatham County. After starting work as a stock boy at Wood's 5 & Dime while in high school, he progressed to working at Collins & Aikman in the Engineering Dept. and proceeded to finally retiring from Sprint Telecom after 33 years as a CO technician in Siler City. He was a member of Oakley Baptist. He served 6 years in the NC National Guard. Wayne loved his family most of all but also enjoyed hunting, fishing, photography and in his earlier years, golf. He served as Financial Secretary of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1912, for over 30 years and was a member of Chatham Camera Club.
He is survived by his wife: Grosidean Dixon Thomas; one son: John Michael Thomas of the home; one stepson: William Foushee and Amanda Kimrey of Graham; and grandson: Zac Foushee.
A special thanks to family friend and care taker Michelle Hancock with First Choice Home Care. The family would also like to thank Liberty Home Care & Hospice.
The family will receive friends Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City and other times at the family home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home with Rev. David Hicks officiating. A private burial will be in Chatham Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association-Raleigh Office, 2418 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27607. Or to Liberty Hospice, 1005 Carthage Street, Suite C, Sanford NC 27330.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Thomas family.
Online condolences maybe made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.