Lloyd L Thomas, age 93, died Friday, December 4, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his family.

A funeral service is planned for 3:00 pm Sunday at Cameron Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Wayne Greene officiating. Burial will follow at Cameron Community cemetery.   The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2:00.

A native of Moore County, he was the son of the late J. L. Thomas & Mattie Lawrence Thomas.  He was a decorated World War II Army veteran serving in the Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes & Rhineland Campaigns under the command of Gen. George S. Patton.  He was a retired postal employee and tobacco farmer.  He served on the Farm Service Agency and was a member of the American Legion and Cameron Volunteer Fire Department.  A member of Cameron Baptist Church he assisted in the construction of church buildings.  He also served as a deacon, trustee and enjoyed singing in the choir.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Comer Thomas, a son Jerry Thomas and a sister, Marjorie Whitesell.

Survivors include his daughters, Sylvia Shelhamer & husband, Rich and Karen Arrington & husband, Steve all of Cameron; five grandchildren, Stephen Arrington, Jonathan Shelhamer, Chad Arrington, Emily Lobeck and Jeremy Arrington; seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Cameron Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 155, Cameron, NC  28326 or First Health Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the Thomas family.

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  1. Karen, Deepest sympathy to you and all your family in the death of your father. What an outstanding citizen he was!! We all owed him so much for his excellent military service in particular.

  2. We are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s death. We will be thinking of you and your family during this time. May God comfort you.


    Joe & Sandy Gibbs

  3. So sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. I got to know him in the mid 70s working for the telephone co. He and his family were and are great people and he is another hero from WWII that is gone.

  4. So sorry for your loss. Lloyd was a friend to all. A humble man who sought to do good. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Love and prayers to you all.

  5. Karen and Steve and family,

    So sorry to hear about Lloyd. He will certainly be missed. He was a true military hero. One of my fondest memories growing up in Cameron was visiting the FCX on Saturday mornings and listening to big Wayne, Lloyd, Jim Rob

  6. Karen and Sylvia I’m sorry for your loss. Lloyd was a good man and meant a lot to the Hines family. Please know that we share in your loss.

  7. Sorry for the loss of your father. To lose a loved one is hard, no matter they age. It is our hearts desire to be with the ones we love forever. May the words at Acts 24:15 and Isaiah 25:8, bring you hope. May the hope and your many good memories bring yo

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