The Transylvania Times -

Nathan Carl Thomas Jr.


February 20, 2017

Nathan Carl Thomas Jr., 70, of Etowah, formerly of Canton, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Transylvania Regional Hospital.

He was a native of Haywood County and the son of the late Nathan Carl Thomas Sr. and Ellen Sawyer Thomas. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Winston M. Thomas.

He was a 1965 graduate of Bethel High School and a 1978 and 2004 graduate of Blue Ridge Community College.

He served from April 1966 to June 1969 on active duty with the United States Navy and nine more years in the Naval Reserves and retired from DuPont/ Sterling/Agfa with 32 years of service.

He is survived by a son, Nathan Carl Thomas III, and a sister, Becky Thomas Jenkins.

No services are planned.Interment will be in Sawyer Cemetery in Swain County.

An online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at http://www.wells

Wells Funeral Homes, Inc. & Cremation Services, of Canton, N.C., is caring for the family.


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