PARSONSBURG, Md. - Paul Ervin Thomas Sr., 84, of Parsonsburg, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at his home in Parsonsburg. Born in Crisfield, MD, he was the son of the late Preston Ervin & Mitilda Kathleen McCready Thomas. His wife, Jean Shirley Thomas preceded him in death June 2, 2004. Mr. Thomas was in the commercial sign business "Sunset City Sign Company" with his father and brothers. He also worked with his son Paul Jr. in home improvements. He was a member of Parkway Church of God in Salisbury.
He is survived by three children: Paul E. Thomas Jr. and his wife, Brenda of Salisbury, Beverly Hearne and her husband, Alan of Delmar and Preston Thomas of Salisbury; five grandchildren: Stacy Lynn Bratten, Lindsay Jill Holsinger, Josh P. Thomas, Kelly J. Wilhelmi and Dustin M. Thomas; six brothers: Joshua E. of Tennessee, John E. of Fruitland, James P. of Marion, Philip P. of Crisfield, Jonathon P. of Salisbury, and Presteen B. of Laurel; four sisters: Naomi E., Ruth M., Rebecca M. and Matilda K. all of Crisfield; six great grandchildren and thirty seven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Steven Hearn; three brothers: Preston E. Jr., Roy A. and David P. and three sisters: Margaret Olive, Sara Ann and Matilda K.
A funeral service will be held Monday, October 8, 2012 at 11 AM at Holloway Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service. Officiating will be the Rev. John Kalfayan. Entombment in Wicomico Memorial Park will be private. Contributions may be made in his memory to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21801. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804. Visit Holloway Funeral Home's website to send condolences to the family.