James D. Thomas

Goodyear retiree

James D. Thomas, age 88, of Stow, died July 15, 2013 at Akron City Hospital.

He was born Feb. 22, 1925 in Kings Mills, to the late James and Thursa (Moore) Thomas.

He retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber after 27 years of service. A member of Ernest Angley's Grace Cathedral, he was also a Mason. Member of Victory Lodge No. 649 F&AM, he supported the educational programs for disabled students. Other affiliations included United Rubber Workers Union #2.

Mr. Thomas was a World War II Veteran. He served in U.S. Army, 5th Medical Battalion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Iva Ruth (Carter) Thomas; his youngest son, Jay Dee Thomas; and siblings, Herman Thomas, Spencer Smithers, Ernest Smithers, and DelRose (Thomas) Wethington.

He is survived by his daughter, Vicki Sue Thomas; oldest son, Wayne D. Thomas; daughters-in-law, Susan T. Thomas and Mary Thomas; three grandchildren, James Edward Thomas, Jessica Ann Thomas and Jay Dee Thomas; one great-grandson; James Richard Thomas; niece, Phillis Ray; and nephew, Lloyd Burmeister.

Masonic and funeral services were conducted at Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home in Stow, Pastor Jim Case officiating. Burial was in Northlawn Memorial Garden.