John David Thomas

April 2, 1940 - December 3, 2021
John David Thomas

John David Thomas, 81, of Martins Ferry, OH, passed away on Friday December 3rd, 2021 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, WV.
He was born April 2nd, 1940, the son of the late Ernest and Mary (Richards) Thomas. He was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church of Harrisville, and a veteran of both the Coast Guard and the Navy, serving on the USS Forrestal.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother.
John is survived by his loving wife, of 53 years, Judy (Edmunds) Thomas; daughter, Stacey (Barry) Hall of Adena, OH; son, Casey (Belinda Arnold) Thomas of Port Washington, OH; grandchildren, Christian (Amanda) of Seven Hills, OH, Madison of Wheeling, WV; Rylee of Houston, PA, Ella of Adena, OH, Shelby of Martins Ferry, OH, Jaden of Port Washington, OH, Crystal (CJ) of Adena, OH, Stephen (Carli) of Clay County, WV, Lauren of Freeport, OH, Natalie (Jeff) of Piedmont, OH, Jessica of Adena, OH; numerous great grandchildren, 2 special “Grandchildren”, Cameron and Alyssa; special friend, Bill “Sonny”; and 2 cats, Milo and Fluffy.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday December 11th at 2:00 PM at the Covenant Presbyterian Church of Harrisville.
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  • December 08, 2021
    Patrick W Wisman says:
    Sorry to hear about your loss. Will say a prayer for him and you.

  • December 08, 2021
    Shawnn Rice says:
    I will forever miss his wonderful laughs. Praying for you all ❤️

  • December 09, 2021
    Bill and cindy Brocklehurst says:
    Judy,Stacey and Casey the Fischer Price farm family is thinking of you with fond memories of John’s great personality.Scavenger hunts especially.

  • December 10, 2021
    Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of John David Thomas, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, John David Thomas, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †