Silas Wayne Thomas

October 30, 1942 - September 02, 2014

Silas Wayne Thomas, 71, of Copper Hill, passed away on Tuesday morning, September 2, 2014. He was predeceased by his father, Silas Thomas. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy, of almost 50 years; two daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Tom Chewning of Roanoke VA, and Christy and Kevin Vest of Copper Hill, VA; one granddaughter and spouse, Keshia and Ethan Heslep of Check, VA; two grandsons, Dylan and Nick Vest of Copper Hill, VA; one step-granddaughter, Kacie Vest of Roanoke, VA; and one step-grandson, Corey Chewning of Roanoke, VA. He is also survived by his mother, Juanita Thomas, of Floyd, VA; one brother and spouse Glenn and Leta Thomas, Charlottesville, VA; one brother-in-law, H.D. Lee, of Check, VA; one great-granddaughter, Laiden Heslep, of Check, VA; and one great-grandson, Brody Heslep, of Check, VA. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with the Reverend Pete Bain and Pastor Marty Moyer officiating. Interment will follow at Copper Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Flowers are appreciated, or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2480 Electric Road; Suite 106, Roanoke, VA 24018. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd.

Guest book

Judy Miller

Port Republic, Va
September 03, 2014

So very sorry to learn of Wayne's passing/ I know he will be missed by his loving family as well as his Church family. Prayers and sympathy to you. Judy and Bill Miller

Karen Glascoe

United States
September 03, 2014

I am so sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. I had just recently heard of his illlness. Please know that our prayers are with you and the family.

Chris Heslep

September 03, 2014

You cant help but respect a man with such a hard work ethic. The little time I knew Wayne, and seen him working even when I know he felt bad that day, it never seemed to deter him from accomplishing a task. The family must be proud to have known such a man throughout his life, since I feel better to have known him for a short time. God be with each member of the family through this time.

Kathy Naff

Norwalk, Ohio
September 03, 2014

Judy and Family God bless you and your family at this time. You will be in my prayers in the days ahead. Sincere sympathy to all of you.

Gail Tankersley

September 04, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May you feel the arms of our Lord wrap around you, and may he give you comfort.

Jean Harman

Willis, VA
September 04, 2014

Judy, So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. I remember all the good times we had a basketball and volleyball games. Deepest sympathy to you and your family

Iris Tucker

Christiansburg, Va.
September 05, 2014

My deepest sympathy in the loss of Wayne. He was in my class of '61 at Floyd High and I grew up with him. So many fond childhood memories. So sorry for your loss.

Patsy Harmman East

Floyd, VA
September 07, 2014

Glenn and Leta, so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort at this difficult time. My sympathy to all the family..God Bless..

Narlene Dulaney

Christiansburg, Va
September 14, 2014

Judy, I am so sorry for you and the family regarding the death of Wayne. I did not see the obit until after the fact so therefore, I did not know or I would have come to visitation. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wayne was a good man. Narlene Dulaney....