James Earl Thomason
Tuesday, 07 February 2012
James Earl Thomason, 74, of Troy died Jan. 16. Services were at 10 a.m. Jan. 21 at the First Baptist Church in Troy. Following the service a lunch was held at the First Methodist Church in Troy when friends and relatives exchanged rememberances of James Earl Thompson.
He was born Jan. 17, 1938 in Ft. Worth. He attended Pascal High School and Texas Christian University. His hobbies included tinkering with hot rods, playing softball with the Harris County Senior Softball League where he was on the traveling team and fishing.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Troy where he was a member of the Men's Fellowship Group and taught the Retired Adult Sunday School Class. He worked with the church food pantry, The Church Touching Lives for Christ and preferred working in the trenches to leadership.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Crystal Thomason, his step-father, Jeter Cobb and a sister, Gail Steel.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters Jamalyn Ackley and husband Adam, Kisha Thomason, Shandon Henderson and husband Dale, and a son, Stacy Wade Noland, four grandchildren a two great-gandchildren and several brothers and sisters.He retired from the Department of Criminal Justice in 2004. He owned several Sizzler
Restaurants in Houston which he sold to enter the car business.