MITCHELL – Rolla Athol “Buddy” Thomas, Jr., 80, passed away Monday, December 28, 2020, at Harrison Terrace in Indianapolis.
Born January 10, 1940, in Bedford, he was the son of Rolla Athol and Hallie Christine (Terrell) Thomas, Sr. He married Nicoleta Ann Cargas August 16, 1959.
Buddy retired from Naval Weapon Surface Warfare Center—Crane. He was a 1958 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the First Baptist Church. Buddy was a member and past master of Masonic Lodge No. 228 F.&A.M.
He was a U. S. Navy veteran.
Nicki Thomas of Mitchell
Keely Lynn Thomas of Grove City, Ohio
John Kyle Thomas of Bedford
John, Jay, Joseph, Dominic, and Chris
Gail (John) Richards of Bedford
Stephen (Anita) Thomas of Mitchell
His parents and sons, William Cully Thomas and James Cary Thomas, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 2, at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Reggie Clark officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the church.