Lowell R. Thomas

January 15, 1938 ‒ August 31, 2020

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Lowell R. Thomas, age 82, of Mount Gilead, passed away at his home Monday morning, August 31, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Lowell was born in Cardington, Ohio on January 15, 1938 to the late Charles R. (Bob) and Florence Tharp Thomas.

He graduated from Mt. Gilead High School in 1956. During his senior year he enlisted in the Naval Reserves and upon graduation went into active duty. He was stationed in Norfolk, VA and was a personnel man on board the USS Taconic.

After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, he was employed at Quality Pattern Co. in Mt. Gilead, PECO II in Galion and then at General Motors in Mansfield, where he retired as an electrician after 30 years of employment.

He married Joyce Baldwin on January 5, 1957 at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Gilead.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Michael in 2017; granddaughter, Michelle; brother-in-law, George Heese; sister-in-law, Jan Baldwin; and his beloved English bull dog, Abby.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce; sons: Mark (Trina) of Marion and Trent of Mount Gilead; daughter, Lori Souders of Columbus; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Thomas of Cardington; 10 grandchildren: Matthew, Michael, Dean, David, Chris, Austin, Heather, Corinne, Garrett, Jacob; step-grandson Chuck; great-grandchildren: Seth, Macie, Kaden, Karson, Dustin; step-great grandson, Ben; and step- great granddaughter, Kaylee.

Private graveside services with military honors will be held in Rivercliff Cemetery with Pastor Stephan Bloomfield officiating.

If desired memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Hospice of Morrow County, and/or The Morrow County Dog Shelter.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Lowell’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • I am thinking of you Joyce and all the family. All of you are in my heart and prayers with Lots of love .

  • Joyce and family- I am so sorry to read of Lowell’s passing. Prayers and hugs to you and family

  • Joyce and family,

    Sorry for your loss. Our prayers be with you during your time of sorrow. Lowell was such a dear friend to John and our family. He will be dearly missed. May Lowell rest in peace in heaven.

  • So sorry to read of Lowell’s passing. I am praying for you, Joyce, and your dear family. May God bless you.

  • To Joyce and all of Lowell’s family—We were so sorry to hear of Lowell’s death. He was such a kind fellow—-his family was always so important to him. We hope that God will bless and comfort you in the days ahead. Sending our heartfelt sympathy.

  • To Joyce and the rest of the Thomas family… I wish to express my deepest sympathies to you all, when I heard of Lowells’ passing. Thinking back on all the years, we’ve known each other, I always smile and remember them fondly. I pray that Gods’ loving hands will hold you close and comfort you through this.

  • We are so sorry for you loss
    Always a enjoy talking to Lowell and Joyce at church we will miss Lowell

    Barbara and Rick Moore

  • So very sorry to learn of Lowell’s passing.
    Prayers are with you and your family. May
    God’s hands hold you close and give you
    Marlene Belt Rengert