Clyde Dean Thomas, age 83 passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas. He was born May 27, 1935, in Scott County, KS, the son of Everett & Ruby Burns Thomas. He graduated from Scott Community High School in 1953. He married his high school sweetheart, Velda Eaton, on June 14, 1956.
He and Velda lived in Garden City, KS while he was employed with Harkness Landleveling Construction. After moving to Scott City and building houses for Delbert Jones for two years, Clyde began working with Selwin Eggleston, and became co-owner of Eggleston-Thomas Real Estate Agency in 1967. He loved developing properties, and created several housing sub-divisions in Scott City. He was instrumental in Scott City's commercial development in the seventies. In 1981, he established Thomas Real Estate Agency, enjoying his passion of selling residential, farm, and commercial properties. In recent years, Stephanie Shapland worked with Clyde selling real estate, and he enjoyed their special relationship.
Clyde had tremendous faith in God, and was devoted to his family and friends. He was always there to offer love and care whenever needed. He loved his wife dearly, and they were nearly inseparable, attending the many activities and events of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also loved watching the Scott City Beavers throughout the years, and following their successes. An avid history buff, he enjoyed Western heritage and traditions of the region. He was proud of his service in the Kansas National Guard, and leadership in the Scott City United Methodist Church for many years as a board member and usher. He was a city councilman for Scott City, a former president of the Scott County Historical Society, a member of the Scott County Chamber of Commerce, assistant scout master for Boy Scouts of America Troop 149, and Scott County Little League Baseball coach
Known to all as “Granddad”, his sparkling blue eyes, charming smile, wit, and loving heart will be terribly missed.
We celebrate his wonderful life, as he will live on forever in the hearts of his beloved wife, Velda of the home, children; Jerry (LeAnne) Thomas of Manhattan, KS, Tony (Jennifer) Thomas of Manhattan, KS, Shelli (Kirk) James of Scott City, KS, grandchildren; Jarrett (Kelsey) Thomas, Mandi (Kolby) Menard, Cody (Stephanie) Harms, Justina Harms, Cole Thomas, Staci Thomas, Jaydon Thomas, and great-grandchildren; Hadley Harms, Peyton Menard, Harrison Harms, Brielle Thomas, and Riley Menard. Brothers and sisters of Clyde include; Glenda and Clyde Schinnerer of Moore, OK, Theda and Phillip Whiteman of Johns town, CO, Wanda Patton of Johns town, CO, Ronnie Thomas of Florida, Keith and Betty Thomas of West Branson, MO, and Paula and Vic Ablang of Las Vegas, NV. Clyde was met in heaven by his grandson, Lane Harms.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Scott City, Kansas with Rev. John Lewis presiding. Burial will be in the Scott County Cemetery in Scott City, Kansas. Memorials in Lieu of Flowers may be given to the Scott County Historical Society in care of Price & Sons Funeral Homes.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Saturday and 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m Sunday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City.