ORANGE — James Farrell Thomas was born on September 8, 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He gave up his spirit on March 14, 2013 at the age of 69. Jim came to Texas in 1974 to work for Sabine Towing & Transportation in Port Arthur. He retired from Sabine in 1998. Jim was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting all of his life. He was a member of St. Henry’s Catholic Church. He loved and was loved by many.
He was preceded in death by father Milton Thomas and sister Ann Fox of Knoxville, Tennessee. Survivors include his mother Zora Thomas and sister Maria Beth Porter of Springfield, Tennessee; his loving wife of 49 years Margie Thomas of Orange, son Michael Thomas and wife Tamara Thomas of Orangefield, daughter Jennifer Kramer of Orange, son Christopher Thomas and wife Melissa Thomas of Bridge City; grandchildren Renee Wood, Anthony Canton, Sidney Thomas, Corbin Green, Camille Thomas, great grandson James, and other family members and friends.
Visitation will be held at 7 PM on Saturday at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Memorials may be made in his honor to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.