About Jack Clayton Thomas Jr.:
Jack C. Thomas Jr., 78, of Amarillo died Thursday, March 18, 2004. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m.
Saturday in Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors Memorial Chapel, Fifth Avenue and Pierce Street, with Dr.
Jim Smith, senior pastor of St. Stephen United Methodist Church, and Jeff McCurry, a grandson, officiating.
Burial will be private.
Mr. Thomas was born in Amarillo and had been a lifetime resident. He graduated
from Amarillo High School in 1941 and served with the Navy during World War II. Mr. Thomas retired from
Jack C. Thomas and Son Paint Contractors in 1982. He was a member of St. Stephen United Methodist Church.
He married Doris Eiland on Jan. 4, 1947, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 1986. He married
Imogene Carruth on Nov. 29, 1986.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Diane McCurry and husband,
John, of Bloomington, Ind., and Jody Thomas of Annandale, Va.; two sons, Jack Thomas III and wife,
Carol, and Danny Thomas and wife, Devonn, all of Amarillo; a stepson, Randy Carruth and wife, DeeAnn,
of Amarillo; eight grandchildren, Jeff McCurry, Greg McCurry and wife, Michaelin, Terry Thomas and
wife, Trissa, Jack Thomas IV, Casey Carruth, Josh Carruth, Katie Joy and husband, Kyle, and Tori Thomas;
and a great-grandson, Keevan Thomas. The family suggests memorials be to BSA Hospice and Life Enrichment
Center, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, TX 79176-0001; or National Kidney Foundation of West Texas Inc., Amarillo
District, P.O. Box 51231, Amarillo, TX 79159.