James Michael Thomas
August 18, 1955 – December 22, 2013
James Michael Thomas, age 58, of North East, MD passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at his residence.
Born in Pikeville, KY on August 18, 1955, Mike was a son of Robert B. Thomas and Florisse Coleman Thomas. He made his career with the Chrysler Corporation in Newark, where he worked as a repairman for 31 years, retiring in 2007.
Mike was a longtime member of the UAW Local No. 1183, where he served as a committeeman. He was a member of the North East Church of God in North East, MD. In his leisure time, Mike enjoyed working on cars. He will be remembered by those who knew him as a caring and considerate person who went out of his way to help others whenever he could. Mike was a devoted son, husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend who will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father. Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Gwendolyn Couden Thomas; mother, Florisse of Newark, DE; children, Tammy L. Wade (Brad) of North East, MD, Michael A. Thomas (Cinda) of Elkton, MD, Holly G. Thomas (Dan) of North East, MD, and Matthew R. Thomas of North East, MD; sisters, Darenda Olsen of Franklin, TN and Pamela Couden of Middletown, DE; brother, Randall Thomas of Elkton, MD; and 5 grandchildren, Baylie, Addyson, Hayden, Jaxson, and Mayson.
A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Friday afternoon, December 27, 2013, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where friends may call from 11 am until 1 pm. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.