Howard Alvin Thomas, Jr
October 8, 1943 ~ April 13, 2024

Howard Alvin Thomas, Jr., 80, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at his home. He was born on October 8, 1943 in Cairo, Illinois to the late Howard Alvin Thomas, Sr. and Helen Schuch Thomas. Howard graduated from Cairo High School Class of 1961 and went on to earn his Bachelors degree from Bethel University in 1968. Mr. Thomas retired from the State of Georgia after more than 30 years as an Epidemiologist. He enjoyed playing golf, watching the Atlanta Braves and college basketball. Howard was a member of Elizabeth Lee Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his son, Tommy Maynor and brother, Carl “Johnny” Thomas.

Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, Glenda Thomas; daughters, Luanne Kilgo (Chris), of Harrison, TN, Vanessa Myers (Andrew), of Dahlonega, GA, Rebekah Bailey (Jerron), of Calhoun, GA; son, Larry Maynor (Ginger), of Birmingham, AL; sister, Barbara Thomas; sister-in-law, Donna Thomas; grandchildren, Cole and Davis Kilgo, Rae Lynn and Shelby Myers, Lyla Bailey, Luke Maynor and Becca Maynor; great-granddaughter, Aliyah Ware; along with several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, April 16th in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Zach Fitzpatrick officiating. Entombment will follow at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park.

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The family will receive friends 11-2 PM Tuesday, April 16th at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway in Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

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Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory
3239 Battlefield Pkwy
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
(706) 866-5400