Obituary: Joseph Carl Thomas, 78, Manton

Joseph Carl Thomas, 78, of Manton, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at Spring View Hospital in Lebanon. He was born July 10, 1940, in Holy Cross. He was a retired farmer and a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Manton.


He was preceded in death by parents, James Leman and Mary Ann Downs Thomas; one infant sister, Edna Mae Thomas; and one brother, James Dallas “J.D.” Thomas.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Betty Ann Bartley Thomas; two daughters, Sharon Hill (Martin) of Bardstown and Lee Thomas (Frankie Carey) of Covington; two sons, Scott Thomas (Pam) of Cox’s Creek and Brian Thomas (Gwen Coulter) of Springfield; one sister, Mary Ann Buckalew of Covington, Ga.; one niece, Brandi Pelphrey of Dacula, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Morgan Hill, Austin Hill, Brooke Brown, Caitlin Thomas, Gerrit Thomas, Haley Devine, Brittany Reid and Landon Thomas; and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral was 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, with burial in the church cemetery.

The Mattingly Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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