Freddie Lee Thomas, 77, Mooresville, passed away December 8, 2022. Fred was born March 21, 1945, in Tollesboro, Kentucky, to the late Adrian and Mildred (Hord) Thomas. He married his beloved wife, Kay, in 1990, and she survives.
Fred graduated from Tollesboro High School and Morehead State University. After a brief stint as a physical education teacher, he embarked on a successful career in insurance sales that spanned 46 years. He was with National Life and American General many of those years. He was a regular attender of Grace Church for many years and more recently attended Mt. Gilead Church. Fred was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan. As a younger man, he was an accomplished basketball and baseball player. The competitiveness did not stop with sports; he loved to play euchre, if he was winning! Fred, along with his son Mark, rebuilt many older Jeeps. He also enjoyed rebuilding John Deere tractors. When it was time to relax, many family memories were created on camping trips. Fred will be fondly remembered for his great sense of humor, strong will, and love for his family. He simply adored his grandchildren who were lucky to have a Papaw as devoted as Fred.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Kay; children, Kelly (Amy) Thomas, Tracy (Mike) Johnson, Mark (Julie) Thomas, Lora (David) Shumate, Melissa Langston, and Brian Stultz; sister, Wanda Jane Ginn; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Freddie is preceded in death by his brother; Jimmy Thomas.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at the Carlisle – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, Mooresville. Additional visitation will be on Friday, December 16, 2022, 9 - 11 a.m., at Tollesboro Funeral Home in Kentucky. The burial will take place in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Flemingsburg, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Little Red Door Cancer Agency, www.LittleRedDoor.org. Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.