Harry Earl Thomas, age 93, of Oak Ridge, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Briarcliff Health Care Center.
He was born June 30, 1920, in Chattanooga, the son of William Nelson Thomas and Essie Mae Gates Thomas.
Mr. Thomas was a retired captain from the Oak Ridge Police Department, serving for 39 years. He began in 1944, entering into the Guard, which was a civilian police department controlled by the military.
He was a longtime member of Robertsville Baptist Church and a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks #1684. As a pastime, he always enjoyed working in his yard.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Glendon “Glennie” Thomas, on Nov. 3, 1999.
He is survived by son, David L. Thomas and wife Rebecca of Oak Ridge;Â daughter, Harriette Hastings and husband Dale of Somerville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Katrina “Katie” Thomas of Oak Ridge, and Robert Hastings and wife Leigh Ann of Canada; and two great-grandchildren, Thomas Hastings and Anna Leigh Hastings.
The family received friends on Friday, Feb. 14, from 5â€“7 p.m. at Weatherford Mortuary. The funeral followed at 7 p.m. with Rev. Brian Scott officiating. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Members of the Oak Ridge Police Department will serve as pallbearers.
An online guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.