Thomas, Silas Wayne

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Silas Wayne Thomas, 71, of Copper Hill, passed away on Tuesday morning, September 2, 2014. He was predeceased by his father, Silas Thomas.

He is survived by his loving wife, Judy, of almost 50 years; two daughters and sons-in-law, Robin and Tom Chewning of Roanoke VA, and Christy and Kevin Vest of Copper Hill, VA; one granddaughter and spouse, Keshia and Ethan Heslep of Check, VA; two grandsons, Dylan and Nick Vest of Copper Hill, VA; one step-granddaughter, Kacie Vest of Roanoke, VA; and one step-grandson, Corey Chewning of Roanoke, VA. He is also survived by his mother, Juanita Thomas, of Floyd, VA; one brother and spouse Glenn and Leta Thomas, Charlottesville, VA; one brother-in-law, H.D. Lee, of Check, VA; one great-granddaughter, Laiden Heslep, of Check, VA; and one great-grandson, Brody Heslep, of Check, VA.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Copper Hill Church of the Brethren with the Reverend Pete Bain and Pastor Marty Moyer officiating. Interment will follow at Copper Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Wednesday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Flowers are appreciated, or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2480 Electric Road; Suite 106, Roanoke, VA 24018.

Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd.