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MSGT Kenneth E. Thomas, U.S. Air Force (Retired)

June 17, 1932 ~ October 20, 2021 (age 89)

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MSGT Kenneth E. Thomas, U.S. Air Force (Retired), age 89, of Athens passed away Wednesday October 20, 2021, at Madisonville Healthcare and Rehab.

Kenneth was a native of Englewood and lifelong resident of McMinn County.  He was preceded in death by his father James C. Thomas and his mother Nancy Ann Thomas Samples and husband Bill.  He was also preceded by sister Irene Mooneyhan and brother James Thomas and wife Adrian.

Kenneth was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church in Decatur.  He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 26 years of service.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5146 in Athens, Knights of Columbus along with other organizations.

Kenneth is survived by

Wife Frances E. Jones Thomas of Madisonville;

Daughter Martha Ann Shoemaker and husband Michael of Cleveland;

Sons Kenneth E. Thomas II and wife Jill of Layton, UT, Karl Edward Thomas and wife Beth of Athens;

Stepsons Richard Jones and Herbert Jones;

11 Grandchildren and several Great Grandchildren;

Special Cousin Vickie Robinson.

Funeral Services will be at 1 PM, Monday, October 25, 2021 at Ziegler Funeral Home with Rev. Earl Graves officiating. Burial will follow at McMinn Memory Gardens.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers

The family will receive friends from 11 AM - 1 PM, Monday October 25, 2021at Ziegler Funeral Home.

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Services

Visitation
Monday
October 25, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
ZIEGLER FUNERAL HOME
521 W MADISON AVE
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

Funeral Service
Monday
October 25, 2021

1:00 PM
ZIEGLER FUNERAL HOME
521 W MADISON AVE
ATHENS, TN 37303-3490

Interment
Monday
October 25, 2021

2:00 PM
McMinn Memory Gardens
1727-1739 County Road 560
Athens, TN 37303

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