Dean Thomas, age 59, of Wartrace, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2023, at his home, under the loving care and comfort of his family and Hospice Compassus.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 3 PM Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Feldhaus Memorial Chapel. Dr. Dee Cantrell and Herbert Derickson will officiate.

The family will receive visitors 4-8 PM Wednesday, and again one hour prior to service Thursday, at the funeral home.

He was born March 5, 1964, in Fayetteville, to the late Horace Claude and Sara Ann Jean Thomas. A graduate of Cascade High School, he was a farmer and industry employee. He was founding member of Cascade Junior Pro Football League, and he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved watching football, his carport visits with family and friends, and visiting the Great Smokey Mountains. Most of all, he enjoyed coaching and watching Drew and Jake play football, and Sarah Beth play softball and show horses. Dean held membership at First United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Darron Thomas.

Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Beth Edwards Thomas; children, Andrew “Drew” (Ashley) William Thomas, Jacob “Jake” (Amber) Dean Thomas, and Sarah Elizabeth “Sarah Beth” Thomas; grandchildren, Kennedy, Payton, Jackson, and Reed Thomas; brother in law, Bill Edwards; nephews, Chuck Edwards, Joey (Brooke) Edwards, and Caden Thomas; a niece, Chloe Thomas.

Dean would be honored with memorials to: Cascade High School Football Touchdown Club Attn: Jake Tyre, 3035 Fairfield Pike, Bell Buckle, TN 37020, or Bedford County Animal Control, or Compassionate Canine Care Sanctuary, Attn: Kelly Skelton-Weise, 565 Potts Road, Wartrace, TN 37183

The family would to thank, Conan Carter, N.P., the doctors and nurses from Vanderbilt Harton Medical Center, and the nurses from Hospice Compassus

Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.