James Marlin Thomas, age 90, of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 7, 2022 in a Texarkana, Texas, hospice facility. Marlin was born September 18, 1931, in Atlanta, Texas, to Norman and Ruby Warren Thomas. He was the owner of Thomas Wrecker Service; served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War; and was a member of Cross Creek Cowboy Church. He enjoyed country music, playing dominoes, having a birthday anytime anyone else was, and he had a great sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dot Thomas; sister, Jean Whatley; special brother-in-law, Hershell Whatley; and his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Imogene Thomas of Atlanta, Texas; children, Deborah Ann Thomas of Lufkin, Texas, Gail Thomas Sipko and husband Dale of Tomball, Texas, Mark Thomas and wife Shauna of Atlanta, Texas, Ricky Jones and wife Annette of Queen City, Texas, Randy Jones and wife Lori of Bivins, Texas; sister, Sue McAlexander and husband Jerry of Atlanta, Texas; grandson, James N. Thomas and wife Mary Charlotte of Shreveport, Louisiana; two great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; nineteen step-great-grandchildren; a number of other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be 10:00 am, Monday, April 11, 2022 at Cross Creek Cowboy Church, under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service with Bro. Paul Murdock officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday, April 10, 2022 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Hanner Funeral Service.
Interment will be in Laws Chapel Cemetery.