Lloyd Eugene Thomas, Sr., 93, Mission, Kansas, passed away on September 14, 2021. Lloyd was born near Wellsville, Kansas, the son of Clifford and Mary (Connaughy) Thomas. The majority of his youth was spent in Garnett, Kansas. He was a 1946 graduate of Garnett High School, then briefly attended Emporia State University. On August 14, 1950, he married Frances Louise Ulses, in Garnett. They were married for 69 years before she preceded him in death on January 12, 2020. Upon marriage, they moved to the Kansas City area where Lloyd worked as a foreman for Southwest Freightlines for 35 years. He moved to Mission, Kansas in 1953 where he resided until his death. He served as a Mission City Councilman for Ward 1 from 1976 until 2002. In February of 2017 the City of Mission held a day of honor for his years of service to the community. He was also a longstanding member of St. Pius Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Frances; his daughter Diana Marie (Thomas) Goddard on June 29, 2021; son-in-law Mike Melton on October 18, 2009; and great-granddaughter Hannah Rose Flott on January 28, 2004. Lloyd is survived by five children; Pam Melton, Lenexa, KS; Michael (Teresa) Thomas of Overland Park, KS, Patty (Darryl) Stroud, Overland Park, KS; Lloyd Jr. (Tammy) Kansas City, KS; and David (Lori) Thomas, Olathe, KS. He has 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. An older sister, Marion Thomas Topeka, KS also survives.
A memorial service for Lloyd, Sr. Will be held on Thursday, September 23, at the Johnson County Funeral Chapel 11200 Metcalf Avenue. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. With service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery. The family invites you to join them for a light lunch following the burial at Four Colonies Clubhouse. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes association. Share messages and memories at www.JohnsonCountyChapel.com