Jerry Dean Thomas
Jerry Dean Thomas

FINDLAY, Ohio — Jerry Dean Thomas, 71, of Findlay, Hancock County, died at 6:10 p.m. Monday, May 26, 2014, at Birchaven Village, Findlay.

He was born Nov. 28, 1942, in Mendon, Ohio, to the late Raymond and Freida (Dilbone) Thomas.

He had been married to Mary L. (Thompson) who is deceased and Nancy (Glander).


Survivors include a son: Jeff Thomas of Findlay; daughters: Kathy (Bart) Fenimore, Kris Thomas and Tammy Wieging, all of Findlay; stepsons: James (Danielle) Deterer of Ashley, Ohio, Joshua (Jackie) Deterer of Summerville, South Carolina; brothers: Ronnie Thomas of Arlington, Ohio, and James Allen (Becky) Thomas of Convoy, Ohio; sister: Pam Vannett of Delphos, Ohio; 21 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Shelby Deterer, one great-grandchild, and brothers: Max McNutt, William Thomas, and Gene Thomas.

He retired from furniture sales. He was affiliated with College First Church of God, Findlay. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at Birchaven Village Chapel, Findlay. A graveside service will be held at Mendon Cemetery, Mendon. The Rev. Bill Reist of College First Church of God will officiate. Military honors will be conducted by the Ohio City American Legion Post 346.

Preferred memorial is Bridge Home Health & Hospice or the family.

Arrangements were handled by Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert.