Walter J. Thomas, Sr., 83, of Etowah passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Mission Hospital following a sudden illness. He retired after working over forty years as an automobile dealer and consultant. His favorite hobbies were deep-sea fishing and playing golf.
Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-eight years, Eleanor Thomas; three sons, Steven Thomas and his wife Dot of Macon, GA, Mark Thomas and his wife Jaynean of Orlando, FL, Wally Thomas of Denver, NC; three grandchildren, Ross, Craig, Whitney; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:00 am Saturday in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Council on Aging, 105 King Creek Blv., Hendersonville, NC 28792.
My condolences to all of you. Wally was a wonderful father to you boys and you are fortunate to be left with such fond memories of wonderful times you spent together. A beautiful legacy.
I’m sorry for Ellie’s loss.
To you Walter Sr – A wonderful man who truly celebrated life and family – you will be deeply missed
Joe and Brandy Lee
This is Timothy, and i am very sad about what happened to Walter Sr. As long as i new him, i thought he was pretty cool and fun to be around, from all the storys Wally has told me about him, he sounds like a great guy, i am very sorry what happened. He will have a pain free life in heaven.
Sincerely, Timothy Baron