Samuel “Sam” Lloyd Thomas, age 74, of Center Twp., passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 in his home with his family by his side after being seriously ill for the past three months.
Born May 11, 1945 in Waynesburg, he is the son of the late Samuel Minor and Mary Margaret (Martin) Thomas.
Sam was a resident of Rogersville and Center Twp. all his life. He graduated from West Greene High School in 1963 and went on to receive his welding certificate from the former Tech Training School and former Pittsburgh Barber School, both in Pittsburgh, in 1968. Sam was a member of the Rogersville United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Waynesburg Masonic Lodge Post #153 F & A.M., also a member of A.A.S. Rite of Pittsburgh, Utility Workers Union of America Local 102, A.A.O.N.M.S. of N.A. and a life member of the Center Twp. V.F.D. Sam married Sherry Ann Ullom on September 16, 2000 and were married for 11 years until her passing on October 9, 2011. He was employed with Hatfield Power Station as a Plant Mechanic for 35 years until he retired in 2007. Sam enjoyed horses, tractors, old cars, hunting, playing poker, his coffee meetings, and most of all, family and his grandchildren.
He is survived by two children, Craig (Melissa) Thomas, of Waynesburg and Heath (Angie) Thomas, of Graysville; five grandchildren, Jake, Elana, Makenzie, Haleigh, and Alison Thomas; loving companion of five years, Jean (Flannigan) Shumaker, of Rogersville; one sister, Thelma Jean (T.J.) Saverly, of Waynesburg; mother of his children, Becky Seals (Pete) Walker, of Waynesburg.
Friends will be received on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy. Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. A funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Jimmy Jarvis, officiating. Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery, Center Twp.
Please view and sign the online tribute wall at www.kestersonfh.com.