Richard Thomas

Tennessee

JASPER Richard "Rat" Allen Thomas, 68, passed away, Friday, June 28, 2013 at his home.He was a retired truck driver who drove for over 40 years.He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Lillie Mae Jones Thomas; brothers, J. C., Bill, John, Vernon Carol and Harold Lloyd Thomas; and sister, Betty Sue Murphy.He is survived by his daughters, Janet (Larry) Wilson, Annette "PeeWee" Counts, Cindy Rollins and Chris (Jerone) Powell; grandchildren, Johnny Gilliam, Jr., Adam, Alicia and Aaron Counts, Johnathon, James and Leesa Rollins, Nicole, Ashley and Richard Powell; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Bobby (Johnie) Thomas and Fred Thomas; sister, Christine Mason and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home chapel at 4 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 1, with Bro. Darrell Nunley officiating.Interment with full military honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard will follow in Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends from Noon until 8 p.m. CDT today.To send online condolence visit www.tatefh.com.Arrangements by Tate Funeral Home, LLC, Jasper, TN, 423-942-9500.

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