COOKTOWN – Eldon Elloyd Thomas, 96, passed away Friday, February 9, 2024, at NHC Healthcare. He was the son of the late Willie Burr Thomas and Emma Mae Devasher Thomas.
Eldon was saved as a young boy in a cedar thicket on the family farm in Cooktown. He joined Pleasant Point Missionary Baptist Church after being saved. He was a lifelong member until his passing. His sons recalled Eldon helped lead singing as they were growing up and attending with their mother and father. Eldon had forgotten a lot of things through life but he never forgot the place God saved his soul. When asked he would point out the spot on the hillside where the cedar trees used to stand.
He is survived by two sons, David Thomas (Marilyn) and Bro. Kevin Thomas (Teresa); two grandchildren, Will Ellis Thomas (Scarlett) and Casey Jane Thomas; four great-grandchildren, McKinley and Jasper Thomas, Avery Binkley, and Walter Tipton.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellis Thomas; and brother, Guy Thomas.
Funeral services will be held 1 pm Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4pm Monday at the funeral home. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to T.J. Samson Hospice program.