Eugene  Thomas


Eugene "Gene" Thomas, age 90, of London, Kentucky passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at his residence.
He leaves behind his wife, Elsie Elizabeth Cornett Thomas; two daughters, Jeanne Thomas Smith & husband Coleman, Judy Thomas Phelps & husband Johnny both of London; two sisters, Jewell Dunaway, Betty Lou Byrley & husband Randy both of London; , one brother-in-law, Hiram "Jig" Cornett of London; four grandchildren, Cara Smith McWhorter of Lexington, Kentucky, Chad Smith & wife Victoria of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Johnna Phelps & husband Conrad Cessna of London, and Jaclyn Phelps Heath & husband Cody of Bowling Green; five great-grandchildren, Jayci Elizabeth Phelps & Jasper Kate Cessna, Lucas Aron McWhorter, Elsie Jane & Emelia Drew Heath, plus a host of other family, friends and caregivers to mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orie Thomas & Nell Rowland Thomas; one sibling, Vascoe Thomas; and one brother-in-law, Keith Dunaway.
Gene was of the Baptist Faith and a member of Corinth Baptist Church. He was a State Farm Insurance Agent from 1959 to 1996 setting sales records & earning the prestigious President's Club. He was a US Navy service man, past president of the Cumberland Valley Saddle Club, member of the Lions Club, the Jaycees Club and a member of the London-Laurel Chamber of Commerce. He was a Master Mason in the McKee Lodge for 65 years, and Scottish Rite for 50 years. He was a member of the Oleika Temple Shriners and the "Truckin' Fezes".
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 5 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of House-Rawlings Funeral Home with Dr. Andrew Dyer officiating. Burial will follow at A.R. Dyche Memorial Park in London.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday beginning at 11 a.m. until the funeral hour, also at the funeral home.
Pallbearers include: Mike Thomas, Chad Smith, Conrad Cessna, Cody Heath, Justin Thomas, Jay Thomas & Lucas Aron McWhorter as an Honorary Pallbearer.
The family has entrusted House-Rawlings Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Published on June 3, 2019
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