Alfred W. Thomas 1931-2018

NEW LYME — Alfred Wade Thomas, 87, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at his home.

He was born May 3, 1931, in Welcome, Ala., the son of Herman Oscar and Gladys Fannie Hill Thomas.

He worked for St. Luke Hospital in Cleveland in the maintenance department for 33 years. Alfred enjoyed camping, dancing, country music and going to auctions.

Survivors include his sons, Dale (Theresa), Albert (Missy), Ronald (Robin), Scott (Jody) and Wesley Thomas; daughters, Faith Earnest, Brenda Sherman and Jody Kempski; siblings, Dean (Charlie) Borum and Hulen Thomas; 28 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carole Ann Thomas and his second wife, Judy Mae Thomas; and brother, Evles Thomas.

A funeral service will be 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at the Paine Funeral Home Inc., 140 E. Main St., Orwell, OH 44076, where visitation will be 5 to 6:45 p.m., prior to services. A private burial will be held at the Brownville Cemetery in New Lyme Township.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the family in care of Scott Thomas. Condolences may be made at

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