Posted: Tue 1:22 PM, Oct 09, 2012
Funeral Home: Huber Funeral Home, 1139 12th St., Tell City, Ind.
Dewey Thomas, 75, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville. He was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Gatchel, son of the late David and Lala (Snider) Thomas. Also preceding him in death were a daughter, Dawn Machelle Thomas; a sister, Mary Fuqua; and a brother, John David Thomas.
A 1956 graduate of Chrisney High School, Dewey was united in marriage to Rosalee Davis on Aug. 10, 1963, in Tennyson. He graduated from Teletronic Technical Institute in Evansville in 1964. In 1998, Dewey retired from Commonwealth Aluminum after 30 years.
He and his wife moved from Perry County in 2001 to be near their daughter in Bowling Green. He was a member of Living Hope Baptist Church, where he was actively involved in music ministry. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing for friends and church members and also those who resided in nursing homes. He was also active in the church’s senior adult council.
Dewey is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rosalee Thomas; a daughter, Lori Dawson, and her husband, Jeremy, of Bowling Green; a sister, Grace Weatherholt of Rockport; a brother, Winfield Thomas of Newtonville; grandsons Tanner and Carter Dawson; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Huber Funeral Home, 1139 12th St., Tell City, Ind., with burial in New Hope Cemetery in Newtonville, where there will be military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post No. 2939. The Rev. Bill Wade will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be a memorial service at 5 p.m. Thursday at Living Hope Baptist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Living Hope Senior Ministries. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at www.huberfuneralhome.net.