Kenneth Thomas, Jr.

Obituary of Kenneth Bruce Thomas, Jr.

Kenneth Bruce Thomas, Jr., "Shake," 66, of Terra Alta, WV, went to be with our Lord Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Born on August 11, 1953, in Oakland, MD, he was the son of Dorothy and the late Kenneth Bruce Thomas, Sr., "Shakespeare." Shake was a 1971 graduate of Terra Alta High School, and later retired from Hopemont Hospital in 2016, after 30 years of service. He loved muscle cars, putting together Chevy models, playing cards, and donating his time at his church, Crellin United Brethren in Christ. Shake was an avid Steelers fan, and he dearly loved socializing from his front porch. He never met a stranger, and his jolly personality will be missed by all. Shake is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ima (Brown) Thomas; his daughter and son-in-law, Mandy and Matt Rinehart; and 3 very special grandsons, Garrett, Maddox, and Colton Rinehart. He is also survived by a sister, Virginia (Bob) Snyder; a brother, Tim (Carol) Thomas; a brother, Randy Thomas; a sister, Gloria Thomas; and many loved brothers- and sisters-in law, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Scotty. A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., at Crellin United Brethren in Christ, in Crellin, MD. Memorial donations may be made to either the Terra Alta Volunteer Fire Department, or the Terra Alta Ambulance Squad. The family would like to express their sincerest appreciation to both organizations for their exemplary service. Condolences may be made at www.arthurwrightfuneralhome.com
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