Jerry C. Thomas

Jerry C. Thomas, 75, of Findlay, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Jerry was born March 13, 1938, in Findlay, to Merritt and Leota (Haide) Thomas.

Jerry retired from Cooper Tire after 33 years of service at the age of 54. He and his wife then moved to Lake Placid, Fla., where they lived for 21 years. Jerry coached little league football, baseball, girls softball and enjoyed golfing and fishing.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Virginia (Christopher) Thomas; four children, Jeffrey Thomas of Newnan, Ga., Teresa (Robert) Hess of Tiffin, Kelly (Jim) Trimble of Houcktown and Charissa (Bradley Wagner) Thomas of Alvada; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Tommie Thomas of Van Buren.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Colleen Bish; a granddaughter, Krystal Beck; and a grandson, Geoffrey Thomas.

Friends and family may visit from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Hufford Family Funeral Home, 1500 Manor Hill Road, Findlay, (419) 422-1500.

His funeral will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions, in Jerry’s name, may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice.

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