Funeral  services  for  Roy  Thomas, 66,  of  the  Center  Grove
community  of  Jackson  County, TN, will be held at 12 Noon  on
Monday,   July  15,   2019, at   Anderson  -  Upper  Cumberland
Funeral Home in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow  in  the  John
Young  Cemetery  in  the  Shiloh community of Jackson County,

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4  P.M. – 8  P.M.,
and Monday from 10 A.M. until time of services.

He  passed  away   on   Friday,  July   12,  2019,   at  Cookeville
Regional Medical Center.

He was born October 16, 1952, in  Detroit, MI, to  Oplis Thomas
and Jean Thomas. He  began working  at  Fleetguard  in  1970,
and was employed there for 47 years. He went on staff for UAW
in November 1995 as a union organizer. He then became  UAW
Community Action  Program  Representative  in  October  2002,
and  served  until  he  retired  in  December  2017.    He  was  a
member of  the  Center Grove  Church  of  Christ, having  been
baptized on September 20, 1963.

He was preceded in death by 1 Brother: Estel Ray Thomas.

Survivors   include   1   Son: Kevin Roy Thomas and wife, Maria
Thomas  of  Gainesboro,  TN; 1 Daughter: Jennifer A. Sparks of
Cookeville, TN; his  Parents:  Oplis  and  Jean  Thomas;  and  3
Grandchildren: Jacob Stephen Sparks,   Riley MaKaye Thomas,
and  Reece  Maureen  Thomas.  He  is  also  survived  by many
friends who were like family to him.

Travis Thomas and Jimmy Anderson will officiate at the services.

In  lieu  of  flowers,  memorial  donations  may  be  made  to  the
Cookeville  Regional   Charitable   Foundation   or   JCHS  Boys
Basketball by contacting the funeral home.
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