Coy Joe Thomas, 66, of Findlay passed away at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday (June 19, 2013) at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Findlay with Pastor Cletus Hicks officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery near Findlay with military rites. Memorials may be made to Findlay American Legion Post #409.

He was born June 9, 1947 in Marshall, Arkansas the son of Chester and Zara (Craft) Thomas.

He was service manager for Datsun in Decatur for 10 years, owned and operated Speed-Lube in Mattoon, Charleston and Rantoul, started Speed Truck Lube in Effingham in 1992 and sold his concerns in 1996 and retired.

He served in the US Army during Vietnam in 1967-1968 in Charles Company 2/22 of the 25th Infantry Division. He earned the Bronze Star, 2 Purple Hearts, Combat Infantry Badge and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a lifetime member of the VFW of Sullivan and the Findlay American Legion since 1969. Coy loved life and enjoyed hunting and corvettes.

Surviving are special friend, Nancy Beem of Findlay; father, Chester Thomas ofLorena, Texas; half sister, Donna Halleck (Wes) Lorena, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his mother and half-brothers, Clarence and Kennon Adams.