Henry Thomas Jr, 83, passed away September 2, 2023 in Panguitch. He was born May 16, 1940 in Shaw, MS to Henry Sr., and Lucille Chadwick Thomas. He married Tanya Wilcock on April 14, 1982 in Las Vegas. The marriage was solemnized in the St. George Temple in May of 1991.
Henry served his country as a former See Bee, UDT, and Navy Seal.
Henry loved work. He had his own shops for over 40 years. He was a master mechanic and could fix anything that had a motor. He was honored by the Utah Highway Patrol for over 40 years of service in his mechanic shop and tow company. He had too many licenses to list. When he sold his shop Panguitch lost a town icon.
A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Henry served as Sunday School president for many years.
Henry was the most devoted husband and father, grandfather ever. He was a lover of animals. He has two little chihuahuas that he loved so much, Honey and Angel. He was a humble man and didn't want any fuss made over him. He will be greatly missed by many.
Henry is survived by his wife; children: Sheri (Ralph) Wilcock, Panguitch; Cynthia (Dave) Dodds, Panguitch; Melissa (Jeff) Fuhreng, Pahrump, NV; Michael (April) Thomas, Plain City;, Carrie (Jason) Hanson, Belton, MI; Hollie (Kelly) Hailstone, Panguitch; Jaccie (Kenny) Allen, Panguitch; 30 grandchildren and 58 great-grandchildren; siblings: William (Ann) Thomas, Greenville, MS; Jimmie (Teri) Thomas, Baltimore, MD.
Preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Jean (Tommy) VanGleave, Nell (Lee) Ainsworth, and Jerry Thomas.
Cremation services will be held in the Magleby Mortuary Cremation Center. Memorial services to be held at a later date. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com