November 30, -0001 - December 25, 2009
Othal E. (Gene) Thames, 65, of West Chester, Ohio passed away Friday, December 25th at his home. Mr. Thames was born May 31, 1944 in Sullivan, MO the son of Othal E. and Marjorie Thames. He married Dolores Drinan in 1973. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Submarine Service. Surviving are his wife, Dolores, son Michael of Washington D.C., daughter Kelly of Chicago, IL, two sisters Dorothy Morrow and Mary Wilmot both of Van Buren, AR, his mother-in-law Monica Drinan of Morris, IL and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Mr. Thames name may be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice of Cincinnati.
Dear Kelly and family,
I am so sorry to hear about your significant loss. Kelly, your father was such a kind man who seemed to know just how to make you smile. I remember you telling me stories about him and how much he loved you and cared about you. He was always so kind to me- I can picture his smile, and the world is lucky to have you to carry on that same smile. My heart is with your family. The entire Serrani family also sends their love and condolences to you and your family.
Our hearts are heavy over the loss of cousin ‘Sonny’. We shared many happy childhood memories of summers in Fort Smith and are proud of his many accomplishments, including his beautiful family . Our condolences also go out to Dotty and Mary Lou. from Sara, Jay and Aunt Mary
Fran and I were deeply saddened to hear of Gene’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and wish we could be there to offer them in person. Dolores, something I read recently: “There is deep loss and sorrow in times like this. But there couldn’t be a lot of sorrow unless there was a lot of happiness”.
I was sorry to read of Gene’s passing. He and I were boyhood friends in Fort Smith, Arkansas. We used to fish in my Grandpa’s pond. I pray that the Lord will be with you in your time of grieving. Your family is in my prayers.
What a special man we have lost. I have some wonderful memories with my Uncle “Bubba”. You will greatly missed.
WE ARE VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF GENE’S PASSING BUT HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE WITHOUT PAIN NOW. OUR SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY. JIM AND JOANN GRENELL
Dolores, Michael, & Kelly,
We are sorry to hear of Gene’s passing away on Christmas Day. We have been thinking of you and praying for you.
You have our deepest sympathies.
Love, Mary Jo & Jim Schuster
My brother Doug sent a copy of Gene’s obituary in the Fort Smith paper. We are so sorry. I have so many great memories of the Thames family. I wish you all the best.