Roger Kenneth Thomas, 62, of Taylorville, IL passed away on May 1, 2014 at 10:13 p.m. at 923 East, 1250 North Road, Taylorville, IL. He was born on May 20, 1951 in Springfield, IL; the son of Billy J. and Helen Marie (McWhinnie) Thomas. He married Marcia Hadley on June 20, 1986. They were divorced on January 28, 2003. He graduated from Vermillion Community College with a Bachelors Degree in Parks and Recreation. Roger served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a decorated Vietnam veteran receiving the Bronze Star. He was retired, having worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co. in Decatur, IL and LTV Steel Mine in Hoyt Lakes, MN. He was a member of VFW Post #4495 in Taylorville, IL.
He is survived by his mother, Helen Thomas of Clayton, AL; daughter: Tiffany M. Thomas-Taylor of Taylorville, IL; step-daughter: Terri Luetzow of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Shiloh Thomas, Phoenix Martin, Tristan Thomas, Jayce Thomas and Logan Neville all of Taylorville, IL; brothers: Paul (Cindy) Thomas of Clayton, AL and Edward (Ann) Thomas of Kincaid, IL; sister: Barbara Wood of Clayton, AL; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his father, Billy J. Thomas.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (noon),on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Services will be at 12:00 p.m.( noon) on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL.
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Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL