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James K. Thomas, Sr., 74

MEREDITH — James K. Thomas, Sr., 74, of Daniel Webster Highway, died June 11, 2013, at his home, after a long illness.
Born in Meredith, NH on February 18, 1939, he was the son of Kenneth F. Thomas and Barbara (Sears) Sharon. Jim grew up in Meredith and attended Meredith High School. He has been a resident of Meredith for most of his life.
James worked as a logger most all his life and owned and operated his saw mill, Thomas Timber Products, for over thirty years. His saw mill supplied many jobs to the young men of Meredith
He was a past member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks and the Meredith Kiwanis Club.
Jim was a NASCAR enthusiast and enjoyed all aspect of racing. Jim was always willing to give a helping hand on the set-up of a race car. Jim also enjoyed his many winter trips to Florida.
Jim was predeceased by his brother, Wendell Thomas and sister Bernice Jenness.
James is survived by his son, James K. Thomas Jr and his wife Cindy, grandson Wesley Thomas, all of Meredith, daughters, Sue Horne of Tennessee, Angela Guidi of Center Harbor, brother, Ed Sharon of Laconia, sisters, Joyce Russell of Laconia, Gloria Romprey of Belmont, sister DeDe, nieces, nephews, and his loving companion, Shirley Ballou, of Meredith.
Calling hours will be held in the Mayhew Funeral Home, Routes #3 and #104, Meredith, on Thursday June 13, from 6pm to 8pm. A graveside service will be held in the Meredith Village Cemetery, NH Route #3, Meredith, on Friday, June 14, at 11am. The Rev. Edward J. Charest, pastor of the Plymouth United Methodist Church, will officiate.
To sign Jim's Book of Memories, please go to www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com
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