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Gary Benny Thomas

On Saturday, November 20, 2021, Gary Benny Thomas, age 81, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away at his residence.

A native of McDowell County, he was born August 31, 1940 to the late Charles Hyatt Thomas and Dicie Lee Chrisawn Thomas.

Gary was a supervisor with the North Carolina Department of Corrections. He was also a proud veteran of the United States Navy, having served for 22 years. Gary enjoyed spending time at his barn woodworking. He had a passion for old Westerns and bluegrass music. He also loved just riding around. His grandchildren, particularly the little ones, held a very special place in his heart. He thoroughly enjoyed being active in their lives, especially in their sporting activities.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Christopher Eric Thomas; and a brother, Tony Thomas.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cora Lee Wilson Thomas; two children, Jennifer Thomas and Charles Wesley Thomas; six grandchildren, Sydney Jackson, Megan Thomas, Morgan Thomas, Avery Thomas, Riley Thomas, and Ramsey Thomas; six great grandchildren, Piper Morgan, Brennan Thomas, Bryson Thomas, Jamie Effler, Braylon Ledbetter, and Bayla Ledbetter; and one brother, Pat Thomas.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at the Wilson Family Cemetery.

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Pat,so sorry to hear about your brother passing.you are in our prayers

Jean Pool Dec 2 2021 11:15 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Thomas

Jean and Tom Pool Dec 2 2021 11:11 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Thomas

Duane Terrell Nov 24 2021 7:09 AM

Jenni, sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. You & your Family are in my thoughts.

Kathy Cox Nov 23 2021 6:52 PM

Jenni- I will never forget the good times with your dad and mom. They are precious! Thinking of you all❤️

Miranda Woody Nov 23 2021 7:49 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Thomas

Miranda woody Nov 23 2021 7:48 AM

So sorry Pat to read about your Brother. Praying.

Denise Moore Cable Nov 22 2021 9:52 PM

So sorry to hear about Gary. You will be in my thoughts>

VICK M CRAWLEY Nov 22 2021 9:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary Thomas

Cathy Swann Nov 22 2021 4:37 PM

Love and Prayers for you Cora, Charlie, & Jenny. Love you guys! if you need anything please let us Know

Karen Russell Belton Nov 22 2021 2:02 PM

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