James Warren Thomas, Jr, 91, of Roanoke, VA passed away Saturday September 5, 2020. He was born March 25, 1929 in Salem, VA to James Warren and Hattie Wade Thomas, Sr. He retired in 1992 after 44 years (October 1947 - May 1992) with Appalachian Power Company in Roanoke, VA. James also served eleven years in the Naval Reserves. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Jane G. Thomas. James is survived by his two sons Dr. James Robert Thomas, MD, PhD and wife Dr. Terri Hymel, MD of Gulf Breeze, FLA, and Jeffrey Hunter Thomas and wife Pamela of Winston-Salem, NC; Grandchildren Morgan Thomas and Natalie Jo Thomas; special nephews Jerry, Tim, Jay and Jimmy; several cousins; and special cousin Ruth Wade. With deepest gratitude from the support of friends and neighbors Arthur and Shirley Grant, Buddy Clark, George Dent and the many others. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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