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Quinton Kelly Thomas
September 14, 1944 ~ November 3, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Quinton Kelly Thomas, age 79, of Sanford, passed away on Friday, November 3, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Lee County on September 14, 1944, to the late Laster Jones Thomas and Annie Lou McCormick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Eugene L. Thomas and sister, Ruth T. Watts. Kelly was a proud retiree of Goodyear where he worked as a Maintenance Craftsman for 32 years and 7 months.
He enjoyed playing cards and was an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Irene Carter Thomas; son, Michael Kelly Thomas and wife, Jill of Sanford; daughter, Kristi Lynn Thomas, and husband, Will Proffitt of Wilmington; grandchildren, Jaxon Roberts, Michaela Proffitt and William Proffitt, all of Wilmington and several special nephews and nieces.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 5, 2023, from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Hillview Christian Assembly. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM with Rev. Ray Bodin and Rev. Curtis Norris officiating. Burial will be in Cameron Grove Cemetery following the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and/or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and support through this journey.