January 9, 1932 - July 16, 2021
Fred Thomas was born January 9, 1932, in Montgomery Alabama to the late John Thomas and Gussie (Palmer) Thomas. Fred attended Loveless High School in Montgomery, Alabama. He was drafted and served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in June of 1955. He found employment at Wyckoff Drawn Steel Mill in Chicago, Illinois for over 35 years until the plant closed its doors. After working most of his life, his greatest joy came from providing for his family. He was a friend to many, which meant, you can always depend on him. He was trusting, welcoming, and entertaining. His support was limitless when it came to his family and friends in his community. If you happen to stop by you can count on him watching anything from the daily news, sports, Jeopardy, and the Wheel of Fortune. For in his words, “He always wanted to keep his mind sharp!” And for those who really knew him, the Blues was his secret longtime love. He was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte Ruth Thomas. He is survived by his daughters, Karen E. Williams (Brian); Fredrena Burnett (Logan-Deceased); Annette Leek (PJ); and Susan Jordan (Deceased). His Grandchildren, Vic Jordan, Justin Burnett (LaShana), Terrance Thomas (Tatamia), Breton Burnett, Cameron Burnett, Sterling Burnett (Deceased), and Julian Thomas-Burnett. Chamala Jordan, Jeanette Jordan, China Jordan, and Kendra Thomas. Sisters, Earlene Reid, Blanche Ford (Charles), and Vivian Baldwin (John) from Birmingham, Alabama. Siblings that preceded him in death, John Thomas, James Thomas, Katie Dickerson, and Mary E. Barbourn; and a host of great and great-great-grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.
Fred Thomas was born January 9, 1932, in Montgomery Alabama to the late John Thomas and Gussie (Palmer) Thomas. Fred attended Loveless High School in Montgomery, Alabama. He was drafted and served in the United States Army and was honorably... View Obituary & Service Information
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