Mark Ray Thomas, 56 of Hendersonville, died Friday, September 14, 2012 at Pardee Hospital after an extended illness. He was born in Henderson County, a son of the late William Clyde and Mildred Lewis Thomas. He was also preceded in death by a sister Judy Thomas.
He was a 1974 graduate of East Henderson High School and a US Army veteran. He was an Electrical Lineman, and had worked most recently for Pike Electric.
He was a former member of the American Legion.
Surviving are his two sons, Macky Thomas and his wife Estrie of Raleigh, Clyde Thomas of Hendersonville; one granddaughter Makinley Thomas; two sisters Margie Devine of East Flat Rock and Susie Penland of Fletcher; four brothers Ronald Thomas, Wayne Thomas, and Bill Thomas all of Hendersonville, and Rick Thomas of Marion; many nieces and nephews; and his former wife and mother of their sons, Linda Thomas.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Rev. Billy Ballinger and Rev. Robbie Glaspy will officiate. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the chapel and following the service at the home of Wayne and Debbie Thomas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Thomas Family, c/o Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 538 Tracy Grove Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792.