Louis James Thomas

July 20, 1943 - November 11, 2022

07/20/1943 - 11/11/2022

Past Services

Monday November 14, 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Monday November 14, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Funeral Service
Tuesday November 15, 2022
11:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003

Louis J. Thomas, 79, of Wheeling, WV passed away suddenly at home November 11, 2022,

Born July 20, 1943 in Wheeling,WV to the late Thomas J.and Virginia Thomas. Louis was Catholic by faith and an active member of St. Vincent de Paul church. During his life he had many things he took pride in; he was a girls little league softball coach, little league baseball coach, a past treasurer of the Elm Grove Civics, a Meals On Wheels volunteer, a school board member at St. Vincent de Paul Parish school as well as the 7th and 8th grade basketball coach, and a UFCW member.

In addition to his parents, Louis is preceded in death by his brother, Jim (Paula) Thomas

Louis is survived and greatly missed by; his wife and angel of 59 years Janet Thomas; Four children,Christine (Michael) Rose, Jodi (Daniel) Michael, Louis (Shelly) Thomas, and Timothy (Melissa) Thomas; Five siblings, Joe (Mary) Thomas, Mary Depto, Teresa (John) Sullivan, Tommy (Heather) Thomas, and Mike (Rachelle) Thomas; 11 grandchildren, Meghan, Kyle, Zach, Thomas, Benjamin, Sarah, Cory, Kaylin, Taylor, Grace, and Abbie; Two great grandchildren; Oaklee and Jax; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Monday, November 14th from 2pm – 4pm and 6pm until time of vigil service at 7:30 at Altmeyer Funeral Home 154 Kruger St. Wheeling, WV. Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday, November 15th at 11am at St. Vincent de Paul Church Wheeling, WV with interment to follow.

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5 days ago

I am so sad to see this. I worked with Lou for years at Kroger. Always made everyone laugh. Truly a great guy. Sending my deepest sympathy, Janet and family.

Todd Miller
6 days ago

So Sorry to hear of Coach Lou’s passing.
Just found out yesterday.
It did t get any better growing up as neighbors down South Wheeling.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas were the
Best neighbors you could have.
The Whole Thomas Family are Legendary in the Valley.
Look up Family in the Dictionary.
“Thomas” should be at the top of the page.
Condolences to all of you. 🙏❤️

Kim Gruber
7 days ago

My deepest condolences and prayers to Lou and his family. May God Bless Lou and his family.

Marjorie John
7 days ago

Janet and family, I am so sorry to hear of Louie’s passing. My sincere condolences and prayers for you and your family at this sad time.

Lee Taylor
7 days ago

The Thomas Family, I am sorry about your loss You are all in my prayers

Karen Glatz Nixon
8 days ago

Timmy and entire Thomas family. I am so sorry for your loss. What a sweet man! May all of your fond memories bring you comfort! Much love!

Mary Susan Parsons
8 days ago

Janet, and the Thomas family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are all in my prayers.

Janet & Dave Rogers
9 days ago

Janet and family Dave & I sorry to hear of Lous passing but many wonderful memories he leaves behind. Hugs and prayers as you work through this loss. Lou was truly one of the good guys and will always be remembered by us with great fondness.

Dennis R Albaugh
9 days ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Lou. Denny Albaugh

Trey McDonald
9 days ago

Thomas family – I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Lou was a great man and I always enjoyed our time as I was
Growing up. Not always sure he enjoyed me and Tim but I get that now as I have my own kids. Praying for you all during this difficult time