Mr. Bud (John M.) Thomas, Jr., age 76, of Lewisburg, Tenn., died Friday, March 2, 2012 in Columbia, Tenn. Mr. Thomas was born in Maury County and was a son of the late Mattie Polk Leonard Thomas and John Morgan Thomas, Sr. He was a retired Tennessee Walking Horse trainer, and for many years, was a vending attendant for Russell Catering Service. Mr. Thomas was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lewisburg and a member of the Marshall County Horseman’s Association. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Alice Ervin.

Mr. Thomas is survived by his wife of 44 years, Edwina Lamb Thomas, Lewisburg, Tenn.; son and daughter-in-law, Morgan and Julie B. Thomas, Lewisburg, Tenn.; grandson, John Morgan Thomas IV, Lewisburg, Tenn.; sisters, Ara McCaleb, Linden, Tenn., Dot Mullins, Lebanon, Tenn.; brother, Ralph “Dooney” Thomas, Lewisburg, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

Preferred Charities and Donations In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lewisburg Restoration Fund, 122 Second Avenue North, Lewisburg, TN 37091.