Clifton Thomas, age 69, of Rockwall, TX, a native of Cadiz, KY, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016, at Royse City Health and Rehabilitation Center in Royse City, TX. Mr. Thomas worked 23 years at Pennwalt Corporation in Calvert City, KY as a control operator, and in recent years, he worked and retired from the City of Cadiz where he was Supervisor of the waste water treatment plant. Clifton proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He attended Cadiz Baptist Church in Cadiz, KY.
He is survived by: one son - David Thomas & wife, Yasmin, Rockwall, TX; two grandsons - Alexander Thomas and Zachary Thomas; one brother - Ross Thomas, Cadiz, KY; six sisters - Josephine Williamson, Houston, MO; Nell McClure & husband, Richard "Mack", Clarksville, TN; Betty Ricks & husband, J.F., Cadiz, KY; Deloris Burnam, Cadiz, KY; Brenda Underwood, Cadiz, KY; and Naomi Jane Prister, Dawson Springs, KY; one half sister - Gracie Rogers & husband, Frank, TN; and special caregiver - Melanie Ricks. He was preceded in death by: his parents - Clifton Dorris "Eli" & Dollie V. Smith Thomas; and three brothers - Bobby Thomas, Jackie Thomas, and Doris Thomas.
Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz, KY, where the family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, December 3, 2016. The funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 3, 2016, with the Reverend Kenny Rogers officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Starkie Thomas Cemetery in Trigg County, KY.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Starkie Thomas Cemetery Fund, c/o Janie Sumner Wall, 1133 Floyd Sumner Road, Cadiz, KY 42211.