David D. Thomas, age 80, a former resident of Portland, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Majestic Care in Fort Wayne.
David was born on December 12, 1939, in Wyoming County, West Virginia, the son of George and Winnie A. (Hash) Thomas. David was a veteran of the US Army serving in Vietnam where he received a Purple Heart for injuries during combat. He worked for Jay Garment in Portland for 21 years as a Janitor and Watchman. David enjoyed square dancing with Roberta, traveling often for square dancing events. David was a member of the VFW in Fort Recovery, American Legion Post #211 of Portland and the Moose Lodge of Portland.
David married Roberta Thomas on August 28, 1971 and she passed away on July 26, 2012.
2 daughters: Teresa Smith (husband Rob) – North Carolina
Jody Litmer – Portland, Indiana
1 son: Dustin E. Thomas – Muncie, Indiana
Lifelong friend – Thomas Ankrom – Bryant, Indiana
1 sister: Oneida Halsey – North Carolina
8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren
Several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta, and children Kellie Collins, David E. Thomas, and Gordon Holcomb.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Pastor Phill Jellison will officiate the service and burial will follow at a later date in Antioch Cemetery. The Portland American Legion Post #211 will conduct military rites at the funeral home on Tuesday.
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