James E. Thomas

August 10, 1962 - March 31, 2021

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Friday, April 02, 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel

Saturday, April 03, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Saturday, April 03, 10:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


James E. Thomas, 58, of Albion, Indiana, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

He was born August 10, 1962, in Edgerton, Ohio, to James and Joyce (Krontz) Thomas.

On July 21, 1989, in Garrett, Indiana, he married Dru Ann Weber.

Mr. Thomas worked as a machinist at C & A Tool in Auburn.

James enjoyed fishing, working in the garden, watching football, and NASCAR.

Surviving are his wife, Dru Thomas of Albion; a son, Donald (Amy) Murphy of Butler; a daughter, Katherine “Katie” (Chris Guthrie) Mort of Kendallville; five grandchildren Lexus Murphy, Raven Murphy, Devin Heath, Brianna Guthrie, and Faith Guthrie; four great-grandchildren, Ady, Lilah, Caden, Kohan; his mother, Joyce Thomas of Butler; a brother, Michael Thomas; and three sisters, Elizabeth (John) Austin, Christine Passmore, and Jane Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation is Friday, April 2, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville. Visitation will also be on Saturday, April 3, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Rich Secor of Crosspointe Family Church in Kendallville officiating.

Burial will be at a later date at Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion.

Per the Governor, face masks are required.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Humane Society of Noble County, 1305 Sherman Street, Kendallville, Indiana, 46755.

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Guest Book

Kendra Haynie
April 2nd, 2021 7:43pm

I'm so sorry for your loss. May God hold you and comfort during this time.

Sherry Herrick Gump
April 2nd, 2021 11:19am
Butler Indiana

Sorry for your loss .I went to school with Jim and was shocked when a classmate told me he had passed.Prayers for your family at this time.

Robert Laney
April 1st, 2021 1:37pm
Hicksville ohio.

A fine man. A true and honest friend.

John and Lisa Austin
April 1st, 2021 10:21am
Butler Indiana

Our Deepest Sympathies go out to Jimmy's wife Dru and their Family

Scott Dove
April 1st, 2021 6:50am

My thoughts and prayers go out to James family. James will be missed at work. I really enjoyed his good humor. He always made us laugh. God bless you all.

Jan Thomas
March 31st, 2021 11:37pm

no farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why. i wish i could have hugged you one last time or told you i loved you one last time, until we meet again my dear brother, i will always and forever love you