Layton Franklin Thomas, Sr., 71, of Folkston, GA passed away Tuesday, March 3 in Waycross, GA. He was born June 22, 1948 in Millwood, GA to the late Elisha Mack Edward Thomas and Retty Lavada Vinson Creel. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter: Lynn Kirkpatrick; 3-sisters: Betty Crobett, Sue Slack and Mary Julie Ehret; and 2-brothers: Hardy Thomas and Elzie Thomas.
He is survived by his wife: Constance W. Thomas; 10-children: Gloria Pope (Daniel Farling), Joey Thomas, Charlotte Black, Leigh Cleveland (William), Julie Epley, Shayna Loudenburg, Shannon Thomas, Layton Franklin Thomas, Jr. (Jennifer Kirkman), Elisha Mack Edward Thomas (Brandy Strickland) and Stacy Alley; sisters: Katherine Young (Larry), Barbara Chesser and Kay Thomas; 44-grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Monday, March 9 at Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home from 6-7 PM. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM Monday, March 9 at the funeral home.
Memorialization will be by cremation.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, GA.