Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

March 26, 2014

Clifford Milton Thomason

By Deanna Kirk
Corsicana Daily Sun

Funeral services for Clifford Milton Thomason, Jr., 85, of Palestine will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Matthew Timmons officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Park Cemetery under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Mr. Thomason passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Trucare Living Centers of Palestine.

He was born Aug. 7, 1928, in Kerens to Clifford Milton Thomason, Sr. and Ethel Ione Harrison Thomason. Mr. Thomason was raised in Navarro County and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College. He resided in Palestine for 34 years and was a member of Norwood Heights Baptist Church. He owned and operated the Golden Corral Restaurant from 1980 until 1996. He was a member of the Evening Lions Club and volunteered with the Meals on Wheels and Hospice of East Texas.

Mr. Thomason was preceded in death by his wives, Sue “Mrs. T,” Frances “Granny Franny,” and Katherine “Norma” Thomason.

He is survived by his son, Paul M. Thomason and wife Debbie of Elkhart; two daughters, Sue Ann Manning and husband Billy and Rhonda Thomason all of Spring; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and his dear friend and prayer partner, John Drake and lifelong companion Dixie.

Condolence calls will be received on Saturday, March 29, 2014, one hour prior to the service at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.

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