Clarence Albert “Peanut” Thomas, 83, of Lexington died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at his home.
Born Dec. 6, 1930, in Rockbridge County, he was a son of the late Walter William Thomas and Ethel Montgomery Thomas.
Peanut loved farming and the outdoors. He enjoyed riding through the countryside, speaking words of wisdom, and swapping stories with his friends in the community.
Surviving are his wife, Pearl Irvine Thomas; two daughters, Dorothy “Dottie” Thomas, and Brenda Thomas Crowder and husband Joey; four grandchildren, Nathan Deacon, Seth Deacon and wife Meagan, Zachary Crowder and wife Laura, and Jordan Crowder; two great grandchildren, Sophia Deacon and Avery Deacon; one brother, Charles W. Thomas, all of Lexington; special caregiver, Pam Benton of Raphine.
A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. Martin Stokes officiating. Burial will follow at Collierstown Presbyterian Church Cemetery. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of Peanut to the Effinger Volunteer Fire Department, 2824 Collierstown Road, Lexington, VA 24450.
Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory, Lexington.