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1946 Charles 2018

Charles Thomas

February 8, 1946 — November 19, 2018

Charles E. Thomas, 72, of Bushnell, formerly of Peoria, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018 at McDonough County District Hospital in Macomb.
He was born of February 8, 1946, in Bowling Green, KY, a son of James and Josephine (Greathouse) Thomas. He married Sandra Reeser on July 23, 1971 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on March 8, 2010 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his biological parents and his step father, William Thomas, who raised him.
Charles is survived by his children, Jennifer (Jim) Carter of Avon, Matthew (Rebecca) Sanders of Minneapolis, MN and James Thomas of Peoria; siblings, Barbara Brooks of Lakeland, FL, William Thomas of Cadis, KY, Brenda Oberhizer of Tremont and Wanda Persich of Burmingham, AL; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He worked for over 25 years at ADT, retiring in 2007, as a service supervisor. He then worked at the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport as a TSA Officer.
Per Charles’ request, there will be no public service or visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made in Charles’ memory to Mayo Clinic for Diabetic Research.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria

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