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George Archie Thomas

January 1, 1941 - June 25, 2018

MUNCIE – George Archie Thomas, 77, passed away on Monday morning, June 25, 2018 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born on January 1, 1941 in Catoosa, Tennessee, the son of Helen Thomas and was later raised with his step-father, George Reeder. On November 26, 1958 in Tennessee, he married Wilma A. Fra…READ MORE

MUNCIE – George Archie Thomas, 77, passed away on Monday morning, June 25, 2018 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.
He was born on January 1, 1941 in Catoosa, Tennessee, the son of Helen Thomas and was later raised with his step-father, George Reeder. On November 26, 1958 in Tennessee, he married Wilma A. Franklin.
Archie worked at Indiana Foundry and as a crane operator for Creviston Steel and Hagerman Construction until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of Operating Engineers, Local #103 and he currently owned and operated T & T Tool and Stamping.
He became a pilot at Reese Airport, enjoyed NASCAR, loved going to car shows with his 1947 Mercury Business Coupe and attended all of his grandchildren’s sporting events.
Surviving are his wife of nearly 60 years, Wilma A. Thomas of Muncie; three children, Joanne Kimbrough (husband, Kevin), Jeanine Thomas and Tommy Lynn Thomas, all of Muncie; two grandchildren, Courtney Kimbrough and Caitlyn Kimbrough, both of Muncie; one sister, Shirley Street of Harlem, GA and one brother, David Reeder (wife, Jeri) of Muncie.
He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, two brothers and one sister.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel with Reverend Ronald Elam officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Tabor Cemetery.
Family and friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer Association (in honor of his wife, Wilma), 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240 or online at www.alz.org/indiana or to the Hillcroft Center (in honor of his daughter, Jeanine), 114 E. Streeter Avenue, Muncie, IN 47303.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018

Mt. Tabor Cemetery

Address:

Muncie, IN


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