Larry Thomas, 83, of Franklin, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020.
Born in Macon County, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Porter Charles Thomas and Ethel Moffit Thomas. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Louise Farmer Thomas; brother, Jerry Thomas as well as four sisters, Carol Thomas, Betty Sue Talley, Margaret McGaha and Rosa Lee Hodgins; and a daughter in-law, Shirley Youngbird Thomas. Larry was a heavy equipment operator. He was a skilled poker player and enjoyed fishing.
Larry is survived by his longtime companion, Shirley Gagle; his children, Derek Todd Thomas (Tina) of Cullowhee, Terri Thomas of Sylva, Connie Burke of Mooresville, and Karla Lambert Ledford (Mark) of Cherokee; sisters, Shirley Myers, Katie Rowland and Thelma Carpenter; brothers, Lonnie, Earl, and Ray Thomas. Mr. Thomas also has nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews surviving.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.