Walter L. Thomas
Birth:   Mar. 2, 1900
Death:   May 13, 1988
 
Walter Lee Thomas was born on March 2, 1900, to Joseph and Eveline (Burns) Thomas. He departed this life on May 13, 1988, at the age of 88 years, 2 months, and 11 days. In 1925, he married Bessie Burns and to this union three children were born. In 1955, he married Pauline Sutherland of Eminence, who survives. He was preceded in death by one son, Euel L. Thomas, five brothers, three sisters and a stepson. Those he leaves to mourn his passing are his wife, Pauline, of the home; a son, Donald Thomas, of High Ridge; a daughter, Louise Vaughn, of Arnold; and one sister, Irene Best, of Eminence. He also leaves two stepdaughters: Mildred Johnson of Clinton and Eula Daugherty of Cherokee Village, AR; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; eighteen step-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends. He was a hard working man who lived most of his life in this community. His wit and good humor will be missed by all who loved him. Funeral services were held Monday, May 16 at 1 pm in the Duncan Funeral Chapel at Eminence with Rev. Lloyd Welch officiating. Interment was in Bethany Chapel Cemetery under the direction of the Duncan Funeral Home of Eminence.


 
Burial:
Bethany Chapel Cemetery