Samuel Philip Thomas , 95, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in his home.
Samuel was born September 29, 1920 in Steubenville, OH, but was raised in Wheeling, WV. son of the late John and Zarifee (Naufel) Thomas.
He was a 35 year, retired teacher for Marshall County Schools, US Army Veteran, received his bachelor degree at West Liberty State College and his masters at WVU, member of St. Michaels Catholic Church, member of the Knights of Columbus #504, member of the Elm Grove YMCA and loved to paint pictures.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three sisters, Martha Thomas, Madeline Blaha and Mildred Pelley.
Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Marian “Idale” (McLaughlin) Thomas of Wheeling; four sons, Matthew (Mindy) Thomas of Moundsville, WV, Jeff Thomas of Wheeling, Donald (Sharon) Thomas of Cary, NC and Michael (Susan) Thomas of Valley Grove, WV; brother, George (Mary) Thomas of Wheeling; eight grandchildren, Ginny (Mike) Blake, Skylar, Trent, Erin, Phillip and Brien Thomas, and Jessica and Jimmy West and six great grandchildren, Keirstan, Koleby and Donnie Richmond III, Tyler and Ellie Auber and Jourdyce West.
Friends will be received 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, October 2, 2015 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, October 3, 2015 at ST. Michaels Catholic Church with Rev. Jeremiah McSweeney serving as Celebrant.
Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling. WV.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, 1225 National Road, Wheeling, WV or to a charity of your choice.
On line condolences may be offered at www.altmeyer.com