Ronnie Allen Thomas, 77, of Tangier passed away peacefully July 2, 2019, at home, surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 22, 1941, at Foster, Indiana, to the late Harold and Rovene (Rhodenbaugh) Thomas. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen Gossett Thomas. They were married June 11, 1960.
Ronnie worked at Mid States Steel and Wire for 27 years, was a watermelon farmer and worked for Purdue Breaking New Ground as a consultant. He was a member of Rush Creek Friends Church at Sylvania.
Ronnie was a former Boy Scout Leader and enjoyed woodworking, going to gourd shows, camping, fishing, traveling, watching his hummingbirds and time with his family.
Other survivors: include his children, Randy (Esther) Thomas and Gary Thomas, both of Tangier, and Kimberly (Bradley) White of Rosedale; brothers, David (Cathy) Thomas of Hillsboro and Mike (Pam) Thomas and Steve (Amanda) Thomas, both of Veedersburg; sisters, Vinnie (Larry) Wilkerson of Peru, Sue Cox and Nancy Kirts, both of Veedersburg, and Jannie Deffenbaugh of Hume, Illinois; five grandchildren, Rachel Harris (Josh Milbourn) of Rockville, JT Thomas of Tangier, Ashley (Zach) Norman of Rockville, Kristin (Tyler) Busenbark of Terre Haute and Thomas Soltermann of Clinton; nine great-grandchildren, Wil Sauter, Blake and Aidan Harris, Taylor, Payton and Kendall Thomas, Sophia, Emma and Isabella Norman; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Bob Chilacote, Larry Thomas and Leila Thomas.
Visitation will be from noon until the time of the memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6 at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman. Doug Newnum will officiate. Inurnment will follow at Rush Creek Cemetery.
Memorials donations may be sent to Rush Creek Friends Church (Building Fund), 11025 Bdale Road, Bloomingdale, IN 47832.
Online condolences may be shared at www.sanderfuneralcare.com.