R. Vinson Thomas, age 86 of Leitchfield, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield. He was born August 28, 1926 in Hardin County, Kentucky, the son of William Joseph and Elizabeth Dunn Thomas.
R.V. is survived by his children, Kay Kastlen (Joe) of Owensboro, KY, Miles Thomas (Beverly) of Leitchfield, KY, Becky Carroll (Jerry) of Big Clifty, KY, J.J. Thomas (Sharon) of Leitchfield, KY, Lanny Thomas (Martha) of Greenville, KY, Tina Higdon (Jimmy) of Big Clifty, KY, Dee Dee Asher (John) of Louisville, KY, Mike Thomas (Linda) of Wilmington, OH, Dennis Thomas (Angie) of Big Clifty, KY, Tonya Renfro (John) of Raeford, NC, Medea Dennis (Larry Lampton) of Big Clifty, KY, and Mary Thomas of Leitchfield, KY, brothers, Warden Thomas (Wanda) of Vine Grove, KY, Randall Thomas (Mona) of AL and Dean Thomas (Donna) of Boston, MA, sisters, Wava Goodman (Jack) of Brandenburg, KY, Elizabeth Ann Whelen (Dee) of Vine Grove, KY and Betty Jean Hager (Frank) of Louisville, KY, 32 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Other than his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Margaret Daugherty Thomas, one son, Royal Vinson Thomas, Jr. and two brothers, Kenneth and Marion Thomas.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday (August 3, 2013) at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leitchfield. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. and from 8:30 until service time on Saturday at the Watson and Hunt Funeral Chapel in Leitchfield.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of donations to the Vinson & Mary Thomas Scholarship Fund at ECTC.