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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Joseph Delmon Thomas

  • Joseph Delmon Thomas, 85, of Eldorado, passed away 2:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Fountainview Nursing Home in Eldorado.
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  • Joseph Delmon Thomas, 85, of Eldorado, passed away 2:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at Fountainview Nursing Home in Eldorado.

    Delmon was born Sept. 1, 1927, to the late Riley Glen and Mamie C. (Payne) Thomas. On July 7, 1951, Delmon married the former Mary Kathryn Parker who preceded him in death June 15, 2012. Delmon was a supervisor for Gibbs Fertilizer before retirement. He was a member of Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War.

    Delmon is survived by a daughter, Vicki (Mitch) Metcalf of Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Harold Thomas of Eldorado; grandchildren, David Thomas of Chicago, Mike Metcalf of Maryland, Christy Allen of Missouri; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Catherine, Matthew, Kaitlyn and Hailey.

    Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at Colonial Terrace Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrel Ford officiating. Burial will follow at Wolf Creek Cemetery with military rites. Visitation is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and will be accepted at the funeral home. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via the website www.colonialterracefuneralhome.com.

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