Obituary of Joseph “Bert” Merimon Thomas ~ 2009
Transcribed by Joseph Cook
Joseph “Bert” Merimon Thomas, 93, of Marion passed away at his residence on Sunday January 4, 2009. He was born in Yancey County to the late Joe Thomas and Sally Young Thomas. He was employed as a repairman in the automotive industry. He was a member of Marion Moose Lodge. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife S. Marie Buchanan Thomas and 9 brothers and sisters.
He is survived by 2 sons, Mike Thomas of Myrtle Beach & Dennis Thomas of the home; 2 daughters, Kay Goforth & husband Lonnie of Marion & Martha Morrow of Marion; 3 sisters, Devola Hollifield, Belle Ellis & Deloris Bolick all of Marion; 9 grandchildren, Angel Watts, Joe Thomas, John Thomas, Lonnie Goforth, Denna Thomas, Jimmy Thomas, Becky Hensley, Bandy Thomas, Danya Morrow; 13 great grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday January 7, 2009 at 2:00 PM in Kirksey Memorial Chapel in Marion with Rev. Jack Thomas officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday January 8, 2009 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be in McDowell Memorial Park. Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion will be assisting the family.
The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday January 7, 2008 Volume 15 # 1