John M. ThomasJanuary 21, 2015
John M. Thomas, 55, of Tebbetts, passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. He was born April 16, 1959, in Fulton, the son of Raymond "Bud" Thomas and Thelma Maxine (Blackburn) Thomas of Mokane. John was a graduate of South Callaway High School. He worked as a lineman for Par Electric in Columbia. He was a member of IBEW Local #2. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf and loved animals of all kinds. He loved NASCAR, especially his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon, and working on his 39 Chevy Coupe. Along with his parents, John's loss will be deeply felt by his fiancÃˆ, Robbie Taylor of Tebbetts; brothers, Don Thomas (Sherry) of Stoutsville, Ronnie Thomas (Zen) of Fulton and Tommy Thomas (Brenda Stone) of Mokane; sisters, Janet Shackelford (Lloyd) of Thompson, Judy Jansen (Danny) of Tebbetts and Jenny Albert (Kenny) of Fulton; Donna Bova of Holts Summit; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Rick Connelly officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mokane Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, Mo. 65251. Condolences can be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.