Mr. Merle Allen Thomas, 75, of Kincaid, IL passed away at 1:10 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2015 at his home with his loving family be his side.

He was born in Edinburg, IL on January 4, 1940 the son of Alva and Mildred (Kohl) Thomas.  Merle married Nancy J. Avery on May 28, 1960 in Kincaid, IL and she preceded him in death on March 20, 2008.

Mr. Thomas was of the Baptist Faith.  He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea.  Merle retired from Firestone in Decatur, IL.  He loved fishing, camping in the Smokey Mountains, hunting gardening and spending time with his family and friends.  

Surviving are 2 sons Kevin (Julie) Thomas of Mahomet, IL Douglas Thomas of Kincaid, IL 1 daughter Gayla (Robert) Las of Bulpitt, IL 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 1 brother Lyle (Monya) Thomas of Blue Mound, IL along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Nancy, 2 brothers Marvin and Bob Thomas and 2 sisters Erma Sullivan and Elsie Thomas.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 30, 2014 in Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, IL   Rev. Louis Kunz of the Kincaid Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial with full military honors by the Inter-Veterans Burial Detail of Macon County will follow at Grove City Cemetery, near Mt. Auburn, IL.  Visitation for Mr. Merle A. Thomas will be held for 1 hour before the services Tuesday at Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, IL.

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