James H. Thomas, Sr. ’44

James H. Thomas, Sr. ’44 died August 19, 2006, at the Highlands of Fort Thomas, Ky., where he was a resident. He attended Davidson, graduated from Morris Harvey College and earned a master’s of education from the University of Florida. He was a Navy pilot during both World War II and the Korean Conflict. From 1952 to 2002, He lived in Fort Pierce, Fla., where he was a teacher, coach, and administrator in the St. Lucie County schools. He coached four different sports during his career and was the first head basketball coach at Dan McCarty High School in Fort Pierce. In his later years, Mr. Thomas was an avid golfer and an active member of Indian Hills Country Club. He was a member of Indian River Presbyterian Church. He is survived by a son, James Thomas, Jr., 735 Valleyside Dr., Cold Spring, Ky. 41076; two daughters, Pamela Thomas of New York City and Barbara Thomas Faitella of Fort Pierce, Fla., and three grandchildren, James Thomas III of Atlanta, Susan Thomas of New York City, and Virginia Faitella of Fort Pierce. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-three years, Virginia Dearman Thomas and by a son, Timothy Thomas.