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Paul Thomas

Paul Grayson Thomas, Sr.




Paul Grayson Thomas, Sr, age 92, of 2810 Stagecoach Road, and husband of the late Betty Baber Thomas, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at his home.


Born in Laurens, he was the son of the late Paul Willie and Edna Putnam Thomas. A U.S. Army World War II Veteran, Mr. Thomas retired from Laurens Glass Plant and continued working with his son, Allen at Morning Glory Landscaping. Paul was a dedicated and loving husband, father, and grandfather. No matter the day, he was always the same man.


Surviving are his children: Debbie Thomas of Greer, Grayson Thomas (Laurie) of Greer, Allen Thomas (Nancy) of Laurens, and Chris Thomas (Jill) of Williamston; grandchildren, Charles, Gray, Catherine, Ben, Kyle Clark, Caleb; devoted family friend, Brenda Yoder; and a beloved dog Molly.


In addition to his wife and parents he was predeceased by his sister, Mary Jean Williams.


A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm, on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at First Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Rickey Letson, Rev. Phil Hall, and Dr. Bev T. Kennedy, Jr. 


A private burial will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.


The family will be at the home and will receive friends at the church immediately following the memorial service.


The family would like to extend a special thanks to, Marian Nee, Regina Smith, Dianne Lawrence, Robin Baber, Kim Allen, Marie Morton, and all of the staff at FirstLight Home Health Care for their love and care to Mr. Thomas.


Memorials may be to First Baptist Church Mission Fund, 300 West Main Street, Laurens, SC 29360.

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A candle was lit in memory of Paul Thomas

Sandra Laws Jan 8 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Bootie as a kind and gentle soul as a teenager, working in my Dad's store. He occasionally wound up baby sitting me instead of stocking and always had a smile and something to make me laugh. I was about 4 and he was probably 16. His good works started early.

Betty Walker Mushak Jan 7 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Thomas

charles b metz Jan 6 2020 12:00 AM

Papa T was a true Southern Gentleman! He lived his 92 years with God in his heart and purpose in his lifetime goals! No doubt he met his goals long before 92! I was blessed to know and love Mama & Papa T and will hold many memories of trips and weekends on the farm with them! Praying for this sweet family, Deb, Grayson, Allen, Chris and grandchildren as you celebrate your dads life; and for healing in the weeks to come!
Im sure going to miss you Pops! Job well done!!!
Love to each!

Bren Jan 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Thomas

Cindy Williams Spires Jan 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Thomas

Norman Self Jan 3 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Paul"s passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

melda Sapp Jan 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Thomas

Mike Johnson Jan 3 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Pauls passing. Prayers for the Thomas family

Mike Johnson Jan 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Thomas

Tammy Garrick Jan 3 2020 12:00 AM

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