Horton E. Thomas, 83

COLUMBUS – Horton E. Thomas, 83, passed away on June 8, 2013. He was born Aug. 19, 1929, to Everett and Clara Thomas in Pomeroy, Ohio.

He moved to Brunswick, Ohio, to raise his family with his wife Geraldine. Horton and Geraldine moved to Raleigh, N.C., when their nest was empty for warmer weather and a longer golf season. He retired from IBM after 35 years. In recent years, they moved back to Columbus to be nearer to children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Thomas will be dearly missed by his six children.

He is survived by his children: Kenneth (Susan) Thomas of Gahanna, Ohio; Robert (Marilyn) Thomas of Centerburg, Ohio; William (Cheryl) Thomas of Columbus, Ohio; Mark (Rhonda) Thomas of Chillicothe, Ohio; Edith (Ron) Stollar of Medina, Ohio and Kathleen (Jim) Ozment of Poquoson, Va.; loving grandchildren: Amanda, Dana, Evan, Jeffrey, Laurie, Bryan, Jeremy, Paul, Jacob, Sarah, Mary, John, David, Jordan; eight great-grandchildren; sister Fay (Gene) DeWees; and sister-in-law Carolyn Thomas.

He was greeted in Heaven by his wife Geraldine, his parents and his brothers Eugene and Donald.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Woodlands Assisted Living Facility, 2469 Kimberly Parkway East, Columbus, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Gideons.

Cremation Society of the Carolinas, Raleigh, N.C., was in charge of the arrangements.