RIDGE SPRING, S.C. – Mr. L.J. Thomas, 82, of Ridge Spring, SC, beloved husband of sixty-two years to Mrs. Theda Jean Higgenbottom Thomas, entered into rest on Thursday, April 4th, 2013.
Born in and a lifelong resident of Aiken County, SC, he was a son of the late Kern and Carrie Johnson Thomas. He retired from Bechtel where he was a Construction Worker. L.J. enjoyed fishing, hunting and his dogs. He joined Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church at the age of fourteen.
In addition to his wife and parents, family members include his children, Larry (Dayle) Thomas, Pelion, SC, Sherry (Glenn) Hill, Ridge Spring, SC, Brenda (Chester) Williams, Montmorenci, SC, Barry “Tommy” Thomas, Graniteville, SC and the late Tarry (Sarah) Thomas, St. Amant, LA; siblings, the late Ralph, Herman, Grady and Harold Thomas; thirteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 3 o’clock in the Ridge Spring Cemetery, Ridge Spring, SC, with Pastor W.H. Bryant officiating. Pallbear-ers will be grandchildren. (Family and friends are asked to assemble at the graveside on Sunday.)
The family has asked that memorials in his memory be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. (http://www.alz.org/
The family will greet friends on (tonight) Saturday, April 6th, 2013, from 5 until 7 o’clock at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC.