Paul Wayne Thomas, age 73, of Mt. Juliet passed away April 11, 2017. Mr. Thomas was a U.S. Marines veteran. He earned a Masters Degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Chemistry as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Middle Tennessee State University. He was the principal at Mt. Juliet and Stoner Creek Elementary Schools. Mr. Thomas was a deacon at the Mt. Juliet Church of Christ and was a member of Big Brothers. Paul and his wife, Carol, started a parent support group at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital for handicapped children.
Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by wife, Carol Thomas; daughter, Tara Thomas; parents, Winfield and Nola Thomas; and brother, Jack Thomas. He is survived by son, Bryan Thomas; brother, George (Patty) Thomas; sister-in-law, Kay Smith; brother-in-law, Kenneth Harris; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 14, at 2 p.m. at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet with Bro. Bill Speight officiating. Interment will follow the service at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens with Geric Smith, Kendall Smith, Brian Gleaves, Philip Kyle Young, Rufus Page, Pat Hackney, Kevin Reeves, Doug Stilts and Jimmy Tate serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family will be Thursday, April 13, from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, April 14, from 12 p.m. until time of service.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com.