Jerry L. Thomas, 74, passed away on Aug. 26, 2018

Jerry Lee Thomas, 74, of Matfield Green, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at his home.
Visitation and viewing with family present will be at 1:30 p.m., with graveside service at 2 p.m., both at Burns Township Cemetery.
Jerry was born on Dec. 16, 1943,  the son of Villa and Bessie (Bayless) Thomas in El Dorado. He was a grain and cattle farmer and enjoyed fishing, watching old westerns on TV and cutting firewood. He loved his dogs Mouse and Ginger.
His loving family includes: his sons, Bud and his wife, Shelley Thomas of El Dorado, Eugene and his wife, Amber Thomas of Perry, Okla.; son-in-law, Scott Harris (Carol); brother, Terry Joe Thomas of Benton; grandchildren, Jennifer (Angela) Schaefer, Daniel (Danecca) Thomas, Jerry “J.T.” Thomas, Maria Thomas, Jeannie (Mark) Cookson, Sammy Jo (Virgil) Martin and Christopher Harris; great-grandchildren, Maverick, Kohen, Monroe, Charlotte, Jacob Dale, Elizabeth Jo, Mary Jo, Virgil IV, and Justin; many nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kenneth; daughter, Sherri Harris; brothers, Tom, Jim, Jack and Ted Thomas; sister, Nellie Wehry; grandchildren, Carter and Benson Schaefer.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the El Dorado Animal Shelter, 222 E. Locust, El Dorado, Kansas 67042. Please sign his online guest book and leave a memory of Jerry at www.carlsoncolonial.com.