WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. -- Jacob "Rusty" Thomas, 61, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died April 27, 2010, at the Crittenden Hospital in West Memphis.
Born Sept. 10, 1948, in Sikeston, son of the late Jacob and Celia Bishop Thomas, he was a self-employed expert tile layer prior to his retirement due to health reasons and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Peggy Sue Anderson and Jill Dean Thomas.
He is survived by: one son, Tony Thomas of Mendenhall, Miss.; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Shirley and Val Pace and Jackie and Bill Haynes of Sikeston and Kathy Thomas of Nixa, Mo.; and two grandchildren.
No visitation or services are planned at this time.
Burial will be at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo., at a later date.
Arrangements under the direction of Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ponderfuneralhome.com.