Hougie L. Thomas

January 13, 1950 - July 6, 2009

01/13/1950 - 07/06/2009

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Visitation
Thursday July 09, 2009
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
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Cemetery
Friday July 10, 2009
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
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Service
Friday July 10, 2009
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
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Hougie L. Thomas, 59, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, formerly of Powhatan Point, Ohio. died Monday, July 6, 2009 in Ohio Valley Medical Center Wheeling, WV.

Hougie was born January 13, 1950 in Bellaire, Ohio a son of the late Hougie and Mary Green Thomas.

He was retired from First Energy Corporation, R.E. Burger Plant Shadyside, OH, a member of Utility Workers of America Local #250 Shadyside, OH, a loyal Pittsburgh Steelers Fan and a Catholic by faith.

Preceding him in death were a brother, Doug Thomas and a sister Gloria “Cookie” Thomas Galbreth.

Surviving is his wife, Michelle Haslam Thomas, a son, Duane Leon Thomas of Japan, two daughters, Jennifer N. Thomas of Pittsburgh, PA. and Letika Bippis of Chicago, IL. Step-children, Todd Norman of Oregon, Staci Saunders of Columbus, Paige Norman of Washington, Pa, Mitchell Rose and Marissa Rose both of St. Clairsville, four brothers, Larry Thomas of Powhatan Point, Glenn Thomas of Lancaster, OH, Keith Thomas of North Carolina, Tony Jackie Thomas of Powhatan Pt, a sister, Katie Phillip Wallace of Akron, OH, 12 grandchildren and his three puppies, Dante, Sadie and Corky.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory 441 37th Street Bellaire, OH. on Thursday from 2p.m.-8p.m. where funeral services will be held 10a.m. Friday with Monsignor Gene W. Mullett officiating.

Interment in Holly Memorial Gardens Pleasant Grove, OH.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com

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April
7 years ago

Dear Aunt Shell, Mitch, and Rissa,

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Hougie very very much. He was truly the nicest, caring, and loving person I have ever met. You and Hougie has taken me places I would of never had gotten to see myself. All of us as a FAMILY had the best of times regardless where we were and what we were doing. WE always had so much fun spending time together and I am thankful for the memories that I have and though he has now walked through God’s pearly gates he will never be forgotten. Though it is hard now, he is in a better place. A BEAUTIFUL place where he is in peace, relaxing, and spending time with his loved ones that are no longer with us~ His parents, sister, brother, and friends.

With all my love and sympathy,

Your niece April, Precious, and Jeffrey

Dawn M. Shreffler
7 years ago

Dear Tony, Duane and Thomas Family,

My deepest condolances goes out to each of you for the loss of your brother and father, for he was a very warm and caring person and may now that be shared with all that welcomes him into the gates of heaven. My thoughts & prayers are with you now and always as God takes your beloved one home.

Rose Brandon Dietrich
7 years ago

Hoagie was like a second father to me for many years. He was a kind soul who would brighten a room with his laughter. Staci, I love you and I’m so sorry I’m not there to provide a shoulder for you and Jennifer. Please know that I’m thinking of you during this difficult time. My blessings and prayers to everyone in Hoagies life…may your memories of him help to bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Much love,

Rose Brandon Dietrich

Debbie Mitchell Moore
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss of Hougie. Although I was in high school with Keith, I remember Hougie very well. He was a very nice person and always so friendly to all. God Bless you all.

Leteka M. Bojanowski Bippus
7 years ago

I am sorry to hear of Hougie’s passing. My only regret is that we did not have the chance to share in each other’s lives. My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.

cynthia bippus
7 years ago

I was sorry to hear of hougies passing may god be with you in these difficult times.

Annette Blackstone Mercer
7 years ago

Michele & family, I was sorry to hear of your loss. Let your memories be a comfort to you during this difficult time. Know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Carol Haslam Schaum
7 years ago

Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about Hougie. You have my deepest sympathies. If You Need anything let me know even if it is just to talk I’m here for you I thank you and Hougie for all you guys did for me and Jasmine I especially thank you for the good we shared and the millions of things you and hougie taught me. You, the kids, and the family are in my prayers.

I’ll never forget when u were making those chitlin’s for him when I lived w/you guys. I hope you find peace somehow through this. God Bless you all.

When things settle down and you want to talk call me anytime. 740-483-2165

Julie Daley
7 years ago

Michelle, Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you. We will be keeping you and the kids in our prayers. Love ya, Julie and Rich Daley

Jennifer Thomas
7 years ago

My dad was a great guy who taught me alot about life. I wouldn’t be the person I am now if not for him and I will miss him more than I could ever express. I’m grateful I shared time and memories with him over the last year and throughout my life. He was always there for me and I will never forget it. I know he’s in a better place now.

Debbie, Shannon and Roy Hammel
7 years ago

Our condolances to Mitchell, his mother, and the rest of Hougies family through this tough time.

Love,

Debbie, Shannon and Roy Hammel

Bellaire, Ohio

Mark Dierkes
7 years ago

Prayers and condolences to the Thomas family. I’ll remember Hougie as a really nice person and he seemed his happiest at high school sporting events watching his younger brothers play. God bless.

Sharon Schafer Jackson
7 years ago

To the entire Thomas Family,

I just learned of Hougie’s passing and wanted to express my sympathy to you on his passing. Hougie was one of my classmates and I will never forget him. He was a wonderful person and will always be remembered fondly.

My condolesences to the whole family and may you find the peace and comfort that you need in the Lord at this time. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Nathaniel Speights
7 years ago

To the Thomas Family Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of loss. Leon was a good and loyal childhood friend. We will miss him very much. God bless your family.

Edward & Eartha Smith
7 years ago

To: The Thomas family and loved ones.

We are so very sorry to hear of Hougie passing. We send our heart felt condolences. May God bless you and keep you in strength, togetherness and love. Your family and loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember prayers go up and blessings come down. May God see all of you through this difficult time with his touchs of comfort and love.

Ed & Eartha Smith

St. Clairsville, OH

Jul 8, 2009

Darryl and Cecilia Isler
7 years ago

We were truly saddened to hear of Hougie’s passing. Hougie was a good friend of ours for many years. He always had a smile to share and a Steeler story to tell. Our condolences go out to Michelle and her family, and to Staci, Jennifer and their families. Hougie will always be a warm memory in our hearts.