James Thomas

James Thomas

September 9, 1951 February 8, 2020

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Obituary for James L. Thomas Sr.

James L. Thomas Sr. 68, of Reading, passed away February 8, 2020 in the Reading Hospital.

He was the beloved husband of Jennie V. Thomas, with whom he celebrated 38 years of marriage.

Born in Norristown, he was the son of Richard L. Thomas and Novella S. (Darden), wife of Theodore R.

James was a graduate of Norristown High School and also attended Reading Area Community College.

He was a Certified Mechanic and worked for Cambridge Lee as a forklift driver for over 27 years.

James was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, enjoyed fixing cars, completing word searches and playing
spades. He had a great sense of humor and joke around with everyone. James most importantly loved
spending all his time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 11 children, Kizzy Hill, Toby Hill, Nicole Thomas, James Thomas,
Jenniferlyn Thomas, Krystal Thomas, Ashley Thomas, Joseph Thomas, David Thomas, Marlene Thomas
and Chantae Thomas. He is also survived by his four siblings, Sarah Thomas, Caesar Thomas, Christine
Thomas and Denise Thomas; 22 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

James was predecesased by four siblings, Richard Thomas, Marlene Ford, Patricia Ann Avery, and
Dolores Brown.

Celebration of James Life will be celebrated Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. in the Edward J. Kuhn
Funeral Home Inc., 739 Penn Ave., West Reading, PA 19611, with a burial to follow at Charles Evans
Cemetery. Viewing will be held Friday, February 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and also Saturday from 8 a.m.
to 9 a.m. in the funeral home. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading is in charge of
arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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  • Visitation

    February 14, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    February 14, 2020
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    February 15, 2020 | 8:00am - 9:00pm
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    February 15, 2020
    8:00am - 9:00pm
  • Service

    February 15, 2020 | 9:00am
    Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc.
    739 Penn Avenue
    West Reading, PA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    February 15, 2020
  • Interment

    February 15, 2020 |
    Charles Evans Cemetery
    1119 Centre Avenue
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    February 15, 2020

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Carrie Doleman

To David and the Thomas family,
May you find peace during this time of bereavement leaning on God’s never changing hand, knowing He doesn’t make mistakes. I know how much you’ll miss your dad, husband, and loved one, but he’ll be waiting for you to meet him again at the appointed time. I love you and I’m here for you, and don’t forget it.
Carrie Doleman
Comment | Posted at 09:18am via Condolence

Jackie Doleman

Condolences to the Thomas Family. May GOD be with you all during this difficult time.

Jackie Doleman
Comment | Posted at 06:48pm via Condolence

Jessie Darden

Comment | Posted at 06:00pm via Condolence

Dorothy Williams

Nicole you and your family are in my prayers. May God strengthen each of you in the difficult days ahead.
Dot Williams, Philadelphia, Pa
Comment | Posted at 05:17pm via Condolence

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