Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Robert “Bob” Thomas

Robert “Bob” Thomas, age 67, former Shelby resident, died Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Lexington Court Care Center.

Bob was born June 29, 1950 in Shelby, the son of the late Arthur and Arvania (Jones) Thomas. He was a 1968 graduate of Shelby High School where he was a proud member of the football team. Bob had been a meat cutter his entire career working at Great Scott, Herrick’s, Cornell’s, Finest, and retired from Kroger. He was a member of nearly all of the local clubs in Shelby, including: the Legion, Eagles, Moose, Owls, VFW, and the former Amvets, which he had once managed. Bob enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a member of the American Legion Riders.

Surviving are two children: Trevor and Becky Thomas of Heath and their children, Brooklin and Claire, and Taylor Draper of Lexington and her daughter, Aubree; his children’s mother: Phyllis (Springer) Thomas; two sisters: Betty Littleton of Warrenton, VA and Joanne (Tom) Thompson of Shelby; and a brother: Arthur (Rosemary) Littleton of Ashland.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 6-8 pm at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 10:30 am. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelby Whippet Athletic Boosters.

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  1. Doug Przymierski says:

    Trevor and Family,

    I am sorry for your loss, I’m sure it has put you in an emotional “holding pattern”. Your life goes on ….. your family, your job, your responsibilities as a Father, and yet you must take time from these important aspects of your life to remember your “Dad”.

    Being a Father is one of the most important responsibilities a grown man can undertake. You know that now and hopefully that knowledge will help you remember your Father in the best of ways. Continue to think of him often as it will put a smile on your face and a glow in your heart.

    Fathers are often judged by the children that they raised. In that case, judging by his son, I’d say your Father did one heck of a job.

    Doug Przymierski
    Toledo, Ohio

  2. Alan Littleton says:

    Uncle Bob was my Dad’s younger brother who was the cool uncle, who always had a smile on his face and was quick to let out a hearty genuine laugh. I’ll always remember being in my early teens and getting to ride in “one” of his cool cars, he had several over the years. I best recall the ’66 Chevy Nova II Super Sport, cruising down St. Rt. 39 with the windows down while riding shotgun. I know he will be missed by all, as I surely will when reminiscing about the memories of all the good times that we shared.

  3. Fred Studer says:

    To All of Bob’s Family, So sorry for your loss. May God Keep and Bless You and Yours Always!

  4. Louie and Linda Shorter says:

    Taylor and Trevor and family, Bob was such a good friend to us and we will miss him terribly. So many good memories will keep him in our thoughts forever.So sorry for your loss. We won’t be home in time for his service and that is making it hard for us but we will get in touch when we get home. As always if there is anything we can do for you guys at this sad time just give us a call ( should be home by the end of the week if all goes well ) Hugs to you both.

  5. Debra Robertson says:

    What a great guy .Always joking with people .A very caring and giving man .I know things went spiral on him when he had a new chapter in his life . One thing I do know is that he has a huge heart. He loved his Mom and loved his Aunt . He was very selfless. His biggest loves where his kids .He loved them more than himself .He loved talking about them and how proud he was of them. His love for his family was so big . He loved his sister’s. I will miss his jolly laugh.He loved his brother. Not many could see what a gentle giant he was .His heart was huge . I’m glad I seen the real man that he is. And the love so deep for his kids.

  6. Mark Fluharty says:

    Bob may you Rest In Peace. He was a great union member.
    Mark Fluharty
    UFCW Local 1059

  7. Bobbi Webb says:

    Phyllis and family, so sorry for your lost. You guys were great neighbors years ago… Have seen Bob a few times since through the years. He always had a smile on his face.

  8. Tom and Gaylene Scott says:

    Phyllis, Trevor, Becky, Taylor and Family,
    You have our deepest sympathy. We are so very sorry for your loss. He loved his family very much. We remember him as always smiling, quick to laugh and having a huge heart. His profound love for his children was readily apparent. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort and healing to your soul.

  9. Mike Apger says:

    Remembering cruising Shelby on warm Saturday nights. Bob always had the neatest cars. His black nova, and his yellow z28, I took that one to prom. Rode motorcycles with him. That’s the way I’ll always remember Bob.

  10. Bob Burky says:

    To Phyliss,Trevor,Taylor and all of the Thomas Family
    I am very saddened by the loss of Bob,I always enjoyed being friends with him, I had the honors of working with him ffor many years at great scott , he really enjoyed his work and his co-workers , he gave me a lot of guidance in the work field , he was also a very good friend and neighbor , always fun to be around, I had the honors of watching Trevor and Taylor grow up and also of working with his wife Phyliss through Great Scott, He will be missed by all , the family of Robert Thomas has my deepest sympathy and are in my prayers during this very sad time
    Bob Burky

  11. Rick Fisher says:

    I was so sorry to read about the death of Bob. He was a great classmate, teammate and friend. He will be missed by so many. I am sending my deepest condolences to the family, along with prayers for healing.

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