Thomas E. Coomes, 86, of Owensboro, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021, while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born February 13, 1935 in Daviess County to the late J. D. and Mary Carrico Coomes. Thomas was a member of Blessed Mother Catholic Church and retired from Bell South after 34 years of service. He was a U. S. Army veteran during the Korean War Era. Thomas had served as a Boy Scout Master for a number of years, was a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #817 and a member of the 4th Degree Assembly #2074. Thomas was also a lifetime member of the Owensboro-Ohio County Beagle Club.
Thomas was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Conroy Coomes, Gerald Coomes, Jake Coomes, Myrtle Cable, Ethel Coomes, Ella Dee Powers, Mary Joe Dant, Eveline Coomes, Genevieve Sharpton, Bernadette Howard, and Waltrude Higdon.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Shirley Coomes; a daughter, Karen Carrico of Owensboro; four sons, Pat Coomes of Cadiz, Robert Coomes and wife Martha of Kitts Hill, Ohio, Mark Coomes and wife Yvonne of Owensboro, and Charles Coomes and wife Pam of Owensboro; eight grandchildren, Tiffany, Sara, Megan, Brittany, Cody, and Tyler Coomes, Kelsey and Kayla Carrico; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Teresa Oberaitis of Medina, Ohio and Cecelia Farrell of Holland, Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral Mass with limited attendance for Mr. Coomes will be 11 AM Wednesday, May 26, at Blessed Mother Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will be from 9 AM until 11 AM Wednesday at Blessed Mother.
The number of those attending the visitation or mass for Mr. Coomes shall be within current health and safety directives.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Western Kentucky, 3419 Wathens Crossing, Owensboro, KY 42301. Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at www.glenncares.com.