Please note that all condolences are reviewed by Frank & Bright Funeral Home before appearing on the website, and will not immediately appear on this page.
Please note that all candle tributes are reviewed by Frank & Bright Funeral Home before appearing on the website, and will not immediately appear on this page.
Graveside Ceremony: 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Clay City Cemetery
Those attending are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery.
Wearing a mask and social distancing is requested if you are attending the graveside ceremony.
Charles Roy Thomas, age 87, of Clay City, Illinois, passed away early Saturday morning, March 13, 2021, at Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.
He was born August 31, 1933, in Flora, Illinois, the son of Stanford Charles and Ethel B. (Cross) Thomas. He was united in marriage to Norma June Hunt on June 12, 1954, and together they have shared 66 wedding anniversaries.
Charles worked for the Clay City Banking Company for 19 years. He worked construction in the past and had founded and ran his own Oil Production Company for many years. He was a member of the Clay City Christian Church for 65 years where he served as a Sunday School teacher and had been involved in the construction of the church building. Charles had served on the Clay City Volunteer Fire Department for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on cars, fixing computers, and helping others with computers. He also enjoyed his winters spent in Florida with his family.
He is survived by his wife: Norma June Thomas of Clay City; a son: Phillip W. Thomas of Estero, FL; a daughter: Cheryl J. (Gary) Piontkowski of Ft. Myers, FL; 3 grandsons: Skyler T. Peterson and Dexter S. Peterson of Ft. Myers, FL, and Dustin R. (Renee’) Peterson of Avoca, NY; 2 great-granddaughters: Madelyn and Arabella Peterson of Avoca, NY; 2 brothers: Robert “Red” Thomas of Cisne, and Karl (Margaret) Thomas of Decatur; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son: Steven C. Thomas; and 2 brothers: Carroll and John Thomas.
A graveside ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Clay City Cemetery with Brian Foster and Nate Whisler officiating. Those attending are asked to arrive directly at the cemetery. Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit: www.frankandbright.com
We were so sorry to hear about Charlie. Once when I was visiting with him, he told me that my Great Aunt Nellie had brought a roll of dimes in the bank to trade for bills and he kept the dimes. I asked if I could buy them from him and he said no he wanted to keep them because they were hers. That really touched my heart and I've never forgotten it.
So sorry...He was a great neighbor and loved to visit...Sending lots of prayers and hugs to all the family..
I'm so sorry June. My heart aches for you and kids. I am praying for you.
So sorry to hear about Charles. Prayers for all the family.🙏🏼🙏🏼
Sincerest sympathy to you and your family. We are thinking of you. He is at peace. 🙏🙏🙏
Cher and Phil - we’re so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Your whole family is in our prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss June our prayers are with you and your family.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.
I met and talked to Charles at Walmart in the recent past. We talked for maybe a half hour. I found him to be very courteous and interesting. My deepest condolences are extended to the family.
We are so sorry for your loss. You & the family are in our hearts & prayers.
Charles was a good neighbor and became a great friend. He was extremely talented and was very proud of his family. He certainly will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
So sorry for your loss. May God wrap His arms of comfort around you. His blessings go out to you. May God bless you and comfort you. Dennis and Sue Hampsten
Sorry about your loss. Charles was interesting to talk to and very courteous.
I am so sorry to learn of Charles's death. We were friends from grade school and always. We used to all meet at my Grandpa DeWees's yard and play until nea G ly dark. I am proud to have been his friend, and offer condolences to his family.