Fred Lacey Thomas, Jr., age 74, of Farragut, TN, passed
away early Wednesday morning, July 3, 2013, surrounded by his family after a
long battle with cancer.
Fred was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Good
He enjoyed boating and travel. Fred was a graduate of
Maryville High School and attended East Tennessee State University. He retired
in 1990 as founder and president of STACO Products.
He was preceded in death by his parents Fred L. Thomas,
Sr. and Francis Inman Thomas, and sister Carolyn Brient.
He is survived by his wife Paula Sue Thomas, daughter
Julie Day Gentry, son Christopher Scott, granddaughters Lacey English and
Lindsey English, nieces and nephew Karen Paxton, Teresa Barnett, and Johnny
Brient, and sister-in-law Kathey Murphy.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, July
8, 2013, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 425 North Cedar Bluff
Road, Knoxville. Family and friends will gather at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 9,
2013, at Sherwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum for graveside services and
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane
Society of the Tennessee Valley, P. O. Box 51723, Knoxville, TN 37950 or to the
Volunteer Ministry Center, P. O. Box 325, Knoxville, TN 37901.
Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike,
Knoxville, is serving the Thomas family.