Mr. Paul Thomas age 73 of Salem passed away Thursday, August 20 at Floyd Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Thomas was born September 11, 1941 in Neon, Kentucky the son of Silas and Eliza Quillen Thomas.  He was a retired employee of Smith Cabinet and a member of Faith Tabernacle Church in Pekin.

Paul is survived by his wife:  Wanda Caudill Thomas of Salem, three sons:  Paul Nelson Thomas of Salem, Jeffery Allen Thomas of Somerset, Kentucky and Christopher Silas Thomas of Hardinsburg, two daughters:  Clara Diane Mehling of Pekin and Lana Susan Smith of Salem, three brothers:  Charlie Thomas of Salem, Silas Thomas Jr. of Ohio and John Thomas of Pekin, three sisters:  Lucy Metcalf of Hamilton, Ohio, Christine Griessnann of Salem and Linda Butler of Viper, Kentucky, 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son: Timothy Cannan Thomas, a sister:  Jenny Butler and his parents.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00AM at Weathers Funeral Home with Merle Bright officiating.  Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday from 4-8PM and Tuesday from 9AM-time of service.