Kenneth Norman Thomas

September 10, 1934 ‒ September 18, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSIFELD: Kenneth Norman Thomas went to be with the Lord Monday morning, September 18, 2017 in Country Meadow Care Center at the age of 83.

He was born September 10, 1934 in Edison, Ohio to parents Orland & Bessie (Smith) Thomas. After he was graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1953, he proudly served his country by joining the US Army during the Korean War. Ken later attended The Ohio State University.

A beautiful young lady named Evelyn (Woodruff) caught his eye and the pair married on June 16, 1970. Ken worked as a forklift operator with Mansfield Distribution & Warehouse until retiring in 1999 and later worked at Kroger for 13 years.

In spare time, he took pleasure in leatherworking. Ken attended Mansfield Baptist Temple and was a former member of Bellville United Methodist.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Evelyn Thomas of Mansfield; daughters of 47 years Cynthia (James) Horine of Vista, California and Sandra (Robert) McDaniel of Mansfield, Ohio; grandchildren Caitlin Horine, Matthew McDaniel, Traci McDaniel, Lori McDaniel, and Ray McDaniel; 4 great-grandchildren; and brother Richard Thomas of Ontario, Ohio.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents.

Although no public service will be held in Ken’s memory, his family hopes that you will hold him in your heart as you remember him in your own special way. Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve his family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence by posting below.

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  • Remembering Ken fondly and Evelyn, as we served the
    Lord together at Bellville United Methodist Church.