Arthur Everett Thomas, 83, passed away August 22, 2021, at Kabul Nursing Home, Cabool, MO.
He was born December 27, 1937, in Magnolia, Iowa, to Everett and Elsie (Unmack) Thomas.
Arthur was raised in Council Bluff, Iowa. He married Doris Elayne Williams and to this union three children were born, Daniel, Kimberly, and Gale.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elayne Thomas; a son, Gale Thomas; a grandson, John Raymond “J.R.” Blair; three brothers, Marvin, Harold, and Ronnie Thomas; and a sister, Arlene Siders.
He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly (John) Blair of Houston, Missouri; a son, Danny Thomas of Houston; grandchildren, Jackie (Ron) Echtenacker, Christina Thomas, and Michael Thomas, all of Illinois, Bobby and Marrissa Blair of Houston, and Dustin and Brandi Blair of St. Louis, Missouri; 11 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Larry (Doreena) Thomas, Leland Thomas, Gary Thomas, and Terry (Chris) Thomas of Iowa; five sisters, Marilyn (Joe) Mentzer, Eddie (Henry) Bieler, Jolene Thomas, April (Keith) Armstrong, and June Thomas, all of Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arthur enjoyed farming hogs and cattle. He loved to go fishing, hunting, and camping. He will be missed by his family and friends.
A graveside service will be Friday, August 27, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in Cabool Cemetery. Pastor Brock Davis will officiate. Pallbearers will be Terry Thomas, Larry Thomas, Leland Thomas, Dennis Christensen, John Blair, Bobby Blair, and Dustin Blair. Services are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.