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Bellville Times
Wednesday, May 28, 2003

A Memorial Service for Herman Leon Thomas was held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2003 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Bellville with Reverend Kenneth K. Kelley officiating.

He was born in Dustin, Oklahoma on February 20, 1932, the son of Henry Lee and Elsie Lee Thomas. He grew up and attended school in Henrietta, Oklahoma.

After serving his country in the United States Navy, Herman went to work for the Celanese Chemical Company. He was then employed in the automotive sales business for 40 years. A member of the First Baptist Church in Bellville, Herman has made his home in the Austin County and Washington County area for the past 15 years.

Herman Leon Thomas passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2003 in a Bryan Hospital at the age of 71.

He is survived by his children Hollister Lee Thomas of Bellville, Nina Jo Cole of Houston, Gary Thomas of Henrietta, Oklahoma and Mike Thomas of Houston, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, 2 sisters Janice Perron on New Braunfels and Winona Wilmoth of Wichita Falls.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother J.D. Thomas and infant twins.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home in Bellville, Texas.

Posted by Joy Neely

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