Mr. Lonnie Dee Thomas, age 64, of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond.
Lonnie entered into this life on September 20, 1946 in Berea, Kentucky the son of Harvey Clinton and Farrie McHone Thomas, both of whom preceded him in death. He bravely served his country during Vietnam in the United States Marine Corps, from April 22, 1966 until he received an honorable discharge on March 28, 1969. During his time of service Lonnie was awarded two Purple Heart Medals, as well as the Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. He was united in marriage to Bernice Bullock Thomas on December 22, 1966 and they shared 44 wonderful years together. Lonnie was a manager for Stewart Fertilize in Mt. Vernon, where he retired after 30 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the D.A.V and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Lonnie will be remembered for his love of fishing.
Lonnie will be lovingly remembered by his wife: Bernice Bullock Thomas of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky; one granddaughter: Emilee Brooke Thomas; his daughter in law: Angela Winstead Thomas; his foster mom: Mossie Mullins; five brothers; ten sisters; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Harvey Clinton and Farrie McHone Thomas; his son: Lonnie Lee Thomas; four brothers; and his foster dad: Pete Mullins.
Funeral services for Mr. Lonnie Thomas will be conducted on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 2pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals with Bros. Darrin Cupp and Josh Chasteen officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.
Visitation for Mr. Lonnie Thomas will be held on Sunday, May 29, 2011 from 6-9pm at the Marvin E. Owens Home for Funerals.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Mt. Zion Baptist Church or the Compassionate Care Center.