James Russell Thomas, age 84, of Louisville, Ohio passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23.

Thomas was born March 28, 1937 in Durango to the late Henry and Maggie Thomas. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War. Thomas worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and served as a past national chairman of the Jaycees.

Thomas was preceded in death by his wife Lynne Thomas and eight of his siblings.

Thomas is survived by his daughter Kathy Beyne; his two sons Steven (Melissa) and Greg (Robbie) Thomas; his two brothers John and Jerry Thomas; and his nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

No services are planned at this time. Online condolences may be left at www.stierisraelfuneralhome.com.