James Gary “Red” Thomas, 92, husband to Joyce Thomas for 69 years, resident of Belton, died Wednesday June 2, 2021, at Rainey House in Anderson.
He was born November 05, 1928 in Belton to the late Gary F Thomas and Bertha Cox Thomas.
He was a faithful member of Belton First Baptist Church since 1942, and he was a Past Master of Belton Lodge #130. He served on the Anderson School District 2 School Board for 32 years, retired from Colonial Pipeline and he was a part time employee of Cox Funeral Home for over 40 years.
Surviving in addition to his wife of the home, are his children: daughters, Ann (Randy) Fagg of Belton, Janet (Randy) Herd of Madison Al, Betsy Sackett of Anderson; sons, Jim (Dawn) Thomas of Buford Ga, Ted (Dottie) Thomas of Belton; grandchildren, Amy (Jr) Standridge, Dr Andrew (Monica) Herd, Amanda Herd, McKenzie Thomas; Great grandchildren, Emily Standridge, Seth Standridge, Nathan Herd, Katelyn Herd, and Megan Herd.
Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday at Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev Dale Lynch and Rev Nick Kirby Officiating. Private burial will follow at Forest Lawn.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Friday at Cox Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 105 Brown Ave, Belton, SC 29627.
Cox Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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