DONALD "DONNIE" DEAN
83, of Huntsville died Monday,
July 23, 2012 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, MO.
Donnie was born June 29, 1929
in Huntsville, MO the son of Arnold and Sarah (Burton) Thomas. He
married Lyda Sue Fullington on May 6, 1978 in Moberly, MO. She survives
Mr. Thomas was a member of the
First Baptist Church in Huntsville. He served his country in the Army
during the Korean Conflict. Donnie worked for 26 years as a Heavy
Equipment operator for Peabody Coal Company and AECI. Donnie also
enjoyed farming, raising cattle, row crops and raising catfish in his
ponds. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife,
Lyda Sue Thomas of Huntsville, MO; one daughter Maureen Gaydos and
husband Joe of San Antonio, TX; two grandchildren, Lauren Gaydos and
Brendon Gaydos both of San Antonio, TX; one brother, Norman Thomas of
Huntsville, MO; two sisters, Nettie Swetnam of Huntsville, MO and Betty
Vanderbeck and husband Bob of Monroe City, MO: two sister-in-laws
Dorothy Thomas and Louida Thomas both of Huntsville, MO; and several
nieces and nephews.
Mr. Thomas was preceded in
death by his parents, and two brothers, J.G. Thomas and Jr. Thomas.
Funeral Services will be held
at 10:00 AM Friday, July 27, 2012 at Patton Funeral Home in Huntsville.
Burial with full military honors will be in the Huntsville City
Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday evening at
the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the
American Parkinson Disease Association.
Rick & Kalene Summerville, Owners
Summerville Funeral Home
601 E. 24 Hwy
Salisbury, MO 65281
121 N Main
Huntsville, MO 65259