Earl Wayne Thomas Sr., 84, of Brownwood and formerly of Winnsboro, died Saturday, July 19, 2008, at his home following a sudden illness.

His body will be cremated under the direction of Heartland Funeral and Cremation Service of Early.

He was born May 4, 1924, in Payne Springs. He worked in construction and was a retired U.S. Navy veteran. He had lived in Brownwood the past three years.

Survivors incnlude one son, Earl Wayne Thomas Jr. and wife Mindy of Austin; and two grandchildren.