Charles Edwin Thomas – Obituary

By  | January 12, 2019 | Filed under: Holland Funeral Home, Obituaries

Charles Edwin Thomas under the care of Sanctuary Hospice passed away at his residence on January 10, 2019 at 2:44 p.m. He was 86 years old and born in Haleyville, AI on June 15, 1932. He Graduated from Haleyville High School and attended Auburn University, Auburn, AI where he received a B.S degree in Industrial Management and Engineering in 1954 and Followed with post graduate studies.

He served in the U.S Army from 1957-1959 and was assigned to the National Aeronautical Space Agency in Huntsville, AL. He was employed with the National Security agency in Washington D.C for a time before returning to MS where he worked in various manufacturing plants, his chosen field. He was employed by Derton Mills in New Albany for 16 years prior to starting Albany Apparel, also located in New Albany. H~ sold the plant in 1994 and retired.

His Hobbies were Golf, Gardening and wood working. He was a Christian and the beloved husband of Chrystelle (Chris) Thomas who he married in 1975.

He was preceded in death by his parents Vera and Clarence Thomas and two sisters Reecie Piechowicz and Fairie Thomas.

He is Survived by his wife, his daughter Patricia Cox (Tim) of Columbus, MS his stepson, Mark Blackwell (Lori) and granddaughter Cara Blackwell of San Antonia, TX, his brother, Dwight Thomas (Trudy) of Haleyville, AL and two Nephews Craig and Chad Thomas.

Visitation will be Sunday January 13, 2019 from 2:00 P.M until 4:00 P.M. at the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors in Tupelo.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sanctuary Hospice P.O. Box 2177 Tupelo, MS 38801 or the salvation Army 527 Carnation Street, Tupelo, MS 38804 or to a charity of your choice. Special Thanks to care givers Nicole McCracker and Leigh Hickman

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