James " Allen" Thomas, 63, of Rydal, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, surrounded by loving family. Allen was born in Marietta, GA, to the late Mr. Tommy H. Thomas Jr. and Mrs. Louise Fite Thomas on July 1, 1954.
Allen began shoeing horses at a very young age and enjoyed farming and caring for animals. Allen retired as an aircraft inspector from Lockheed after 36 years of service.
Allen is preceded in death by his parents.
Allen is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mrs. Carolyn Burton Thomas, two daughters; Sunshine Thomas and husband Neil Puckett, and Belle Thomas and sister, Gale Dean and brother-in-law, Autry Dean, two nieces; Genger Carlan and Jessie Waters and nephew, Robert Dean.
A graveside service for Mr. Thomas will be conducted Saturday, April 28, 2018, at two o'clock in the afternoon at Salacoa Baptist Church Cemetery, Fairmount, with the Reverend Tim Baird officiating. Serving as Pallbearers will be: Frank Ray, Ronald Weems, Vince Ruiz, Kevin Adams, Chesley Morton and Edwin Crooke.
The family will receive friends from five o'clock in the evening until seven at Owen Funeral Home, Friday, April 27, 2018.
Donations may be made to Canine Assistants at www.canineassistants.org. Flowers will also be gladly accepted.
Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to leave online condolences for the family.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA has charge of the arrangements.