Norm “Porky” Thomas Jr.


Norm “Porky” Thomas Jr., 69, of Seymour passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, at home with his family all gathered by his side and under the caring staff of Schneck Medical Center.

Born March 20, 1945, in Chicago, he was the son of Norman R. Thomas Sr. and Evelyn Mae Tabor Thomas, both of whom preceded him in death.

Norm was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour. He retired from Bartholomew County Highway Department after 27 years of service. He stayed busy always helping others and was very active in the Sons of the American Legion. He was past governor of the Moose Lodge 398 in Columbus. He served as past governor of the Moose Lodge in 1988.

Norm enjoyed watching NASCAR and was a major Tony Stewart fan. He always cheered for Tony Stewart to beat Jeff Gordon. He had great love for his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all.

On Oct. 9, 1971, he married Brenda Lou Greene. She passed away Nov. 29, 2000. He then met Mary Frances Bryant, and they married on Oct. 26, 2002, in Brownstown.

Norm is survived by his wife of 12 wonderful years, Mary; children, Brian Scott (Destine) Alexander and Dusty (Dan) Pardieck; stepchildren, Sharon (Dan) Bolton, Melissa (Scott) Waggoner and Steven Dale (Kim) Lucas; his best friend and pet “Gizmo;” grandchildren Kayla Pardieck, Jake Pardieck and Morgan Alexander; stepgrandchildren, Andrew, Corey and Dylan Quick, Brandi and Danielle Bennett, Levi Sisson, Steven, Christopher, Jessica and Deven Lucas.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Voss Chapel with Father Dan Staublin officiating.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Schneck Medical Center or St. Ambrose Catholic Church.

There will be a rosary service at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday and a Moose Lodge service at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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