Laurel Edward Thomas

November 15, 1926 - December 04, 2012

Laurel Edward Thomas, 86, of Floyd, went to be with his Lord and Savior while surrounded by his family on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a faithful member and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Moran Thomas and his parents, Claude and Macie Thomas. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Danny Vaughn; son and daughter-in-law, David and Janet Thomas; his precious grandsons whom he dearly loved and were the joy of his life, Matthew Vaughn, Adam Thomas, and Brian Thomas; brothers and sisters, Bill Thomas and wife, Marie, Cletis Thomas and wife, Shirley, Claudine Sowers and husband, Chester, Barbara Vest and husband, Sheldon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Marvin Moran and wife, Gloria Jean, Troy Moran, Charlie Ray Moran, Sylvia Whitlow, Margaret Vest and Maxey, Ardelia Poff and husband, Tommy; Linda Hatcher and husband, Robert; Cindy Moran and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Randy McDaniel and Dr. Graham Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at the Lee Cemetery at Tuggles Gap with graveside rites by Floyd V.F.W. Post # 7854 and Floyd American Legion Post #127. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church. Flowers will be appreciated or memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund. The family wishes to thank the Skyline Nursing and Rehab C-Wing staff for their excellent care and loving support. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd.

Guest book

Mary Nester

Hillsville, VA
December 05, 2012

David , Carol and family My heart goes out to you in your time of need . Your Dad was such a sweet and loving man. I only knew him for s short time but he was blessed with the most deciated family I have seen in years. The wonderful man he was comes out in his children and grandchildren. So don't grieve for him, rejoice with him. For he and your mother made you what you are today.If there is anything you need feel free to contact me. God will Bless you and keep you and help you remember the happy times.

Joyce Thomas

Cloverdale, VA
December 06, 2012

Dear Family, Keeping you close in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. Laurel was such a kind and wonderful person and will be missed very much. Sending our love, Robertine, Kathy & Joyce

Lois Poff

December 06, 2012

My heart breaks for your family...I love and appreciate all of you. Lois

Welby & Patsy Cockram

Floyd Va
December 07, 2012

Our Sympathy

Cappy Harmon Spangler

Floyd, Va
December 08, 2012

Dear Carol and Danny, I am thinking of you and keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Cappy

David Bullington

December 08, 2012

Our sympathy to your family.

Roger and Linda Dickerson

Floyd, VA
December 09, 2012

To David, Carol and all the family:Just now learned of Laurel's death and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you today. We have such a deep respect for you and your families and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Irvine & Loretta Hylton

Floyd, VA
December 18, 2012

We are so so sorry for your loss. A dad is such a special person and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.