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Clenton William Thomas

September 25, 1946 — May 12, 2023

Ashburn

Clenton William Thomas

Clenton William Thomas, 76, (better known as Penny’s husband) born in McRae, Georgia on September 25, 1946 passed away Friday, May 12, 2023 at his residence.

 

Clenton has been a resident of Turner County since his marriage to Penny in 1996. He was a Vietnam Veteran having served as a Medic to the 6th Battalion, 11th Artillery, in the Americal Division at Duc Pho and L. Z. San Juan Hill. He was a welder and draftsman by trade, drafting at Rainbow Irrigation for over thirty years. He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church in Ashburn where he ran the sound system and taught Sunday School. He had four self published books, “From Georgia to Vietnam”, “Hello My Name is Tatar Thomas: Book One”, “Hello My Name is Tatar Thomas: Book Two”, and “Hello My Name is Tatar Thomas: Book Three.” He enjoyed westerns, taking pictures of graves and posting them on findagrave.com. But, most of all, his greatest enjoyment was spending time with Miss Penny.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Imogene Thomas; step-mother, Mary Thomas; half-brother, Gerry Wayne Thomas.

 

He is survived by his wife, Penny Thomas of Ashburn; sister, Janice Wolford of Talking Rock; son, Daylon (Bonita) Thomas of Albany; daughter, Melinda Thomas Mercer of Fitzgerald; step-daughter, Amanda (Nick) Masters of Arabi; grandchildren, Shane Spires, Chandler Wynn, Abbigail Young, Kaden Masters, Sawyer Masters and Sara Masters; great-grandchild, Presley Spires.

 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Monday, May 15, 2023 at Perry Funeral Chapel. Interment will be private. The family will greet friends from 1:30 PM until the hour of services Monday, May 15, 2023 at Perry Funeral Chapel.

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