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Delmus Lee Thomas

August 21, 1936 — December 24, 2023

Humboldt, TN

Delmus Lee  Thomas "D. L.”, 87, owner of Thomas’ Farms, died at his home on December 24, 2023, after the celebration of Christmas with his family surrounding him.
 

Delmus was born August 21, 1936, in Gadsden to the late Hoyt and Irene (Sally) Thomas.  He attended Gadsden Public School System.  On December 26, 1954, he married Faye Climer.  He began farming at a very young age and farmed until his sickness made it impossible to continue.  Delmus was selected as Future Young Farmer of the Year and “Farming for the Future” Outstanding Conservationist Citation was presented to Thomas Farms by Woodmen of the World, in 1996.  D. L. was also a member of the National Guard.  He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Delmus lived his life to the fullest through the simple pleasures of talking.  He loved to talk and believed that is how a person learned about the world.  He would talk to anyone as long as they would listen. 

Delmus is preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Emily Prince.  He leaves behind his wife of 69 years, Faye Thomas; daughter, Beverly (David) Prince; sons, Steven (Donna) Thomas and Jeff (Tammy) Thomas; 5 grandchildren:  Tyler (Jodie) Prince, Stephanie (Greg) Boling, Clayton (Joni) Thomas, Austin (Rachel) Thomas, and Blake Thomas; 11  great-grandchildren:  Brayden Thomas, Porter, Millee, and Collins Prince, Tatum, Knox and Graham Thomas, Avery and Easton Boling, Conner and Luke Thomas. 
 

Pallbearers asked to serve are his grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers are his great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2023, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Humboldt with Bro. Jake Fry officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the Thomas family will be held prior from 10 a.m. until service time at the church.

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Delmus Thomas.

 
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