THOMAS, Raymond Stephen “Steve”, 64, of Moundsville, W.Va., went peacefully home to his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, after a relatively short battle with liver cancer.
Steve was an avid hunter and lover of wildlife. He was dedicated to his family and all their pursuits. This was never more true than with baseball. He was married for 44 years to his grade school sweetheart. Steve was an intelligent soul, always learning – earning him the nickname of “Sponge” by his colleagues at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel where he worked for over 40 years. He chose to work after retirement at Kroger in Moundsville.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jerrie (Breiding) Thomas in 2001.
Steve is survived by his wife, Monti (Hinegardner) Thomas; one son, Stephen (Erin) Thomas; four grandchildren, Hannah, Hayden, Jackson, and Jude Thomas; and his puppy Oaklee all of Moundsville; his father, Ray Thomas Jr. of Benwood, W.Va.; one brother, Terrence (Brenda) Thomas of Sherrard, W.Va.; one niece, Whitney (Nick) Healy of Moundsville; one nephew, Kenny (Samantha) Thomas of Baltimore, Md.; one uncle, Thomas (Mary) Breiding of Wheeling, W.Va.; and one great nephew Hudson of Moundsville.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017, at 5 pm at the Cedar Avenue Church of Christ, where Steve was a member. Friends and family are all invited to a memorial gathering at the Glen Dale Fire Hall from 6-8 pm.
As Steve would have wished, memorial donations can be made to the Wheeling Wildthings Baseball c/o Mike Bittinger at Elm Grove Athletics, the John Marshall Boys Soccer Team, or to the Cedar Avenue Church of Christ through www.tmcfunding.com
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhome.com
Date: Monday, April 17, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm
Cedar Avenue Church of Christ
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