Thomas, Michael

Michael Eugene Thomas, 65, of Calvert City, formerly of Ridge Farm, IL passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at his residence due to complications from cancer.

He was born on September 24, 1952. He retired from Danville Veteran Affairs after 25 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was a member of the Georgetown, IL American Legion Post 0203 for many years. He enjoyed playing scratch off lottery tickets, playing trivia, being outside, and gardening. He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs and Bears fan.

Surviving is one daughter, Jamee (Brad) Kemper of Mattoon; one granddaughter, Tylyn Thomas of Mattoon; one brother, James (MaryAnn) Thomas of Catlin, IL; one sister, Susan McGovern of Ridge Farm, IL; two aunts, Shirley (Punk) Thompson of Georgetown, IL and Margret Thomas of Danville IL; two nephews, Patrick (Brandi) Lewis of Fountain, CO and Jeremy Thomas of Dallas, TX; two nieces, Leslie Thomas of Farmersville, TX and Paige (Dan) Ruenger of Burnsville, MN; several nieces and nephews.; significant other, Penny Wilson Johnson of Calvert City; her children, Robert (Tina) Johnson of Danville, IL, Julie (Craig) Miller of Williamsport, IN, and Vicky (Michelle Koch) Johnson of Calvert City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilber “Peanut” Thomas and Bernadine Thomas; one sister, Gloria Cutter; one uncle, Roy Thomas and one nephew, Matthew Lewis.

He will be cremated per his wishes and services will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made in his honor to American Legion Post 0203 at 106 E West St. Georgetown, IL 61846.

Online condolences may be left at

Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.

Published 12:00 AM, Wednesday Jun. 27, 2018
Updated 12:23 PM, Wednesday Jun. 27, 2018

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