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Clifford Eugene "Corky" Thomas, Jr.

July 22, 1951 ~ October 7, 2020 (age 69)

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Clifford Eugene “Corky” Thomas, Jr., 69, of Kingwood died Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at his home with loving family by his side. 

He was born July 22, 1951 in Oakland, MD a son of the late Clifford E. “Buck” Thomas, Sr. and June Gidley Thomas.

Corky was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He served his country in the US Air Force during Vietnam. He was a volunteer in the Kingwood VFD for 51 years, during that time he served as Fire Chief for 21 years and was King Fireman for the 67th Buckwheat Festival. He was a WVU/RESA fire instructor and chief of the Preston County Hazardous Materials Response Team. Corky retired as a shift supervisor for Mon Power at the Albright Power Station, was a member of the VFW Post 826 and the Kingwood Baptist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Diane Liston Thomas, his two sons, Chad Thomas and wife, Kerri of Valley Point and Logan Thomas and wife, Pam of Kingwood, his sister, Donna Thomas Hart of Kingwood, four grandchildren, Evan, Hayden, Coen and Scott and two nieces and a nephew.

The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Corky to the Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department, 115 Brown Avenue, Kingwood, WV 26537.

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