John J. Thomas, 82, of Tower Hill passed away Saturday (April 23, 2011) at his residence.

He was born January 13, 1929 in Cowden the son of Fred and Veta (Carlisle) Thomas.

He was a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force serving until his retirement and then retired from Borg Warner.

He married Sandra Castelli (divorced) of Pana and is survived by his daughter, Fay Benson (husband Doug) and grandsons John and Christopher Benson of Nederland, CO, daughter Joyce Conklin (husband Russ) and granddaughter Renee of Hallsville, MO and daughter Johnette Kaye Thomas and grandson Zachary of Commerce Township, MI.

Public graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in Mound Cemetery Cowden with military rites by the Shelby County Honor Guard.Arrangements are by Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville