The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Cool Spring Baptist Church, 1625 Cool Springs Road, Buena Vista, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery.
Mr. George William “G.W.” Thomas Sr. was born June 29, 1934 to the late William Thomas and Ida Mae Robinson Thomas in Webster County, Georgia. He was educated in the public school system of Webster County. At an early age, G. W. joined Evan Chapel C.M.E. Church where he served faithfully. He was united in holy matrimony to Doris Allene Gardner. They were married for 61 years. To this union six (6) children were born. He retired from the Redman Homes Inc. in Richland, Georgia. Also, G.W. served as a foster parent and was honored by the Marion County, Department of Family and Children Services. One sibling, Leila Mae Pough, preceded him in death.
On Saturday night, September 14, 2019 at 9:15 p.m., after the battle was fought, after he finished his course of life here on earth and having kept the faith, he heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28).
A beloved husband, father, cherished granddad, great granddad, brother, uncle, and a Christian friend who leaves a devoted wife, Doris Thomas; six (6) loving and devoted children and a son-in-law, George William Thomas, Jr., Brenda Tommie Thomas, both of Buena Vista, Georgia; Tony Jerome Thomas, Jacksonville, Florida; Janis Evon (Mitchel) Carthon, Albany, Georgia; Desiree Jackson, Albany Georgia; and Jeffery Thomas, Waianae, Hawaii; Seven (7) grandchildren: Brian Quanez Williamson, Buena Vista, Georgia; Second Lieutenant Keimon Kornelius Jackson and Brystan Thomas Carthon both from Albany, Georgia; Nyshona Carthon, East Point, Georgia, Brian Mitchel (Trashonda) Carthon, Sneed Ferry, North Carolina; Brandon Lewis (DeAndrea) Carthon, Huntsville, Alabama; and Shanica Cherie (Calvin) Poole, Albany, Georgia. Five (5) loving great grandchildren Chloe Carthon, Layla Williamson, Talia, Camryn, and Savannah Poole; Five (5) devoted siblings: Eula Thomas Green, Essie Thomas, Willie Roy Thomas, all of Buena Vista, Georgia; Doris Thomas (Jimmie) Milner, Columbus Georgia; and Bobbie Jean Thomas, Buena Vista, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.