September 15, 1943 - April 19, 2020
Ezra Lee (Jim) Thomas entered peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, April 19, 2020, surrounded by his family. Jim was born on September 15, 1943 in Kingsport, TN to the late James W. and Lou Anna Thomas. Jim retired after 30 years of service from the City of Kingsport’s Water Purification Plant as a Supervisor. He was a great provider, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. After his retirement, he learned to play several musical instruments and received so much joy from watching his grandchildren learn to play musical instruments. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Rita Herron, Delores (Fuzz) Ragle; and brother, James Alvin Thomas. Those left to cherish Jim’s memory are his loving wife of 58 years, Patsy Gearldine Thomas; son James (Tooter) Thomas and wife Traci; daughter “daddy’s little princess” as she was often called by her brother, Deborah McKinney and husband Darrell; grandchildren, Jamie Duncan and husband Daniel, Jordan Thomas and partner Zach Tuggle, Hannah McKinney, Josh McKinney and fiancé Megan Babb; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie and Murphy Duncan, Hunter McKinney and Krisalyn Franklin; brother Preston (Tim) Thomas; and sister Sandra Young. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at Oak Hill Funeral Home. A Committal Service will follow at 1:00 pm at Oak Hill Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Cody officiating. Music will be provided by Jamie Duncan. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Nicky Jessen and Skye Twitty of Ballad Hospice for their compassionate and loving care of Jim. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.oakhillfh.com. The care of Ezra Lee (Jim) Thomas has been entrusted to the staff of Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services.
Ezra Lee (Jim) Thomas entered peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Sunday, April 19, 2020, surrounded by his family. Jim was born on September 15, 1943 in Kingsport, TN to the late James W. and Lou Anna Thomas. Jim retired after 30 years... View Obituary & Service Information
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