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Harry Milton Thomas

November 9, 1940 — January 24, 2023


Harry Milton Thomas, 82, lifelong resident of Oconee County, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.

Mr. Thomas was a devoted Christian and a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was born on November 9, 1940 to the late Shannon Hallmark and Edith Parsons Thomas. He graduated from Oconee County High School in 1958. Following his graduation, he joined the United States Air Force where he faithfully served until 1962. Mr. Thomas owned  Downtown Chrysler-Plymouth in Athens and also worked for Ivy-Coile Motors and Barrett Dodge in the late 1980’s. In addition to his career in the automotive industry, he also owned and operated a small cattle farm from the 1960’s until the time of his passing and he served on the Oconee County Board of Education for  30 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ronnie Thomas.

Survivors include his wife of almost 64 years, Reta Sims Thomas; daughters, Melissa “Missy” Peters (Juan), Harriann Ayers, Rhetta Young and Alice Tiner (John); siblings, Alan Thomas (Ann) and Janet Decker (Billy) and grandchildren, Josh Pennino (Skye), Jeremiah Peters (Kristen), Vanessa Garcia, Drew Baird, Ty Young, Kelly Tiner and Mason Tiner.

Graveside services for Mr. Thomas will be Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm at Union Christian Church Cemetery. The family will receive visitors prior to the service in the church from 11:30 until 12:30 pm.

Lord and Stephens, West is in charge of arrangements.

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Union Christian Church Cemetery

1130 Union Church Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677

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