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January 15, 2014

Clyde Jackson Thomas

TERRE HAUTE — Clyde Jackson Thomas, 77, of Terre Haute, and Ruskin, Fla., was killed in a traffic accident in Gibsonton, Fla., on Jan. 2, 2014. He was born Sept. 5, 1936, in Clinton, to Jackson Grant Thomas and Florence Olive Thomas.  

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Rosalie Thomas; three sons, Gary of Speedway, Richard of Terre Haute, and Keith of Hammond; six grandchildren, Hollie, Brian, Sarah, Lindsay, Lavonna Thomas and Stephen Dietzer; seven great-grandchildren, Kaylin, Rilee, Marissa, Kaden, Kalissa, Kiriana, and Jace; two sisters, Phyllis Pestoff and Peggy Higgins; three brothers, Clayton, Larry, and Kenneth Thomas. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Clyde owned and operated several businesses during his lifetime: Thomas Garage, Vigo Tractor Sales Inc., Thomas Engineering Inc., Thomas Heating and Air Conditioning, all in Terre Haute, and Circle T RV Park and Tom’s Tractor Repair in Ruskin. Clyde was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, located at 3050 E. Davis Drive, with Pastor Aaron Wheaton officiating. Visitation will be from 12 noon until 1 p. m. before the service Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund.

 

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