Gilbert F. Thomas

Gilbert F. Thomas, 85, of Monticello died on Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Arkansas Hospice Inpatient in Hot Springs.

He was born January 12, 1928, to the late William and Minnie Collins Thomas.

He attended school at Drew Central in Monticello, and served in the Meteorological Squadron of the United States Navy. He was retired from Arkansas Best Freight, was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, and a 32-degree Mason of Eureka Lodge #40 F & AM.

He was preceded in death by the light and love of his life, Nina Griffith Thomas; two brothers, Grady Thomas, of Bonham, Texas, and Marvin Thomas, of Orange, Texas; and a sister, Aileen Leonard, of Monticello.

He is survived by, his son, Danny Thomas, of Monticello; three daughters, Claudia Griffith, of Colorado, Carolyn (CJ) Tanner, of Hot Springs Village, and Janis Smith, of Malvern; a sister, Virgie Campbell, of Longview, Texas; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and other relatives. 

Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home with burial following in Wilmar Cemetery. 

An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at

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