Kenneth ‘Skip’ Thomas, Sr., age 91, of Sumner, Illinois passed away on Friday, May 06, 2022 at Aperion Care in Bridgeport, Illinois. He was born on May 27, 1930 in Hammond, Indiana, the son of Samuel Kenneth and Irene Beatrice (Merrille) Thomas. He married Helen I. Reasor on June 27, 1958, and she survives.
Skip was a graduate of Cincinnati Bible College University and of Chicago Lithographic Institute. He was a retired minister, and had preached at Prairie Hall, Flat Rock Christian Church, and Bethany Christian Church. He was a past president of Wabash Valley Bee Keepers.
Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Everett ‘Pic’ Thomas; and one sister, Betty Gillespie.
Survivors include two children, Dr. Darin Thomas and wife, Amber of Chrisney, Indiana; one daughter, Kimberly Ash and husband, Jerry of Bridgeport, Illinois; five grandchildren, Rebekah Parker, Joshua Thomas, Rachel Thomas, Alisha Ash, and Brenton Ash; and one great-granddaughter, Delaney Rose Drummond.
A celebration of life will be conducted on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM CST at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, Illinois. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM CDT at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Waggoner Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Chauncey Crossroads.
The family extends an invitation to the funeral dinner at Chauncey Crossroads following service.