James A. “Jim” Thomas
James A. “Jim” Thomas
CONVOY, Ohio — James A. “Jim” Thomas, 74, of Convoy, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice. He was born Jan. 14, 1944, in Mendon, to the late Freda (Dillbone) and Max Thomas.

In 1972, Jim married the love of his life, Becky Wolf, who preceded him in death. He served in the United States Army and went on to work for Freuhauf Corp. for 30 years before moving to the maintenance department at Walmart.

Jim was a member of the Moose Lodge and the American Legion. He enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter, Paula Dawson; son, Scott Thomas, both of Convoy; grandchildren, Stacey (Shane) Carroll, Stephanie (Eric) Hammond, Haley Dawson, Trew Thomas, Zoey Thomas; 7 great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Jim was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Rodney Dawson; brothers: Maxi, Gene, Bill, Jerry, Ron, and sister, Pam Vannette.

A celebration of Jim’s life will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory with funeral honors rendered by the combined units of the Van Wert VFW and American Legion. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1 to 3 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.