Earl Eugene Thomas, 68, of Bedford, VA, passed away on Thursday June 25, 2020 surrounded by his adoring family. He was born on November 16, 1951 in Richlands, VA a son of the late Rufus Thomas and Edna  and Fred Witt. Earl is a member of the UMWA from his many years in the coal mines of West Virginia. He loved spending time with his family, taking it easy enjoying their company, riding four wheelers, horseback riding, and camping. He also had a passion for guns and hunting.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a granddaughter Sabrina Thomas; a brother Dewy Thomas; and a good friend Mack Hall.
He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Linda Hall Thomas; four sons Mickle (Jessica), Lee (Crystal), Stevie (Tori) and Kevin; eight grandchildren Rebecca (Gabe), Cody, Elizabeth (Trey), Jacob, Coleman, Alexander, Leland and Haleigh; a brother James (Brenda); his faithful dog Killer; special friends of the family Pam and Kailey; and a host of nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.
Funeral service will be held 8 pm on Monday June 29th at the Myrtle Valley Church, Hensley, WV with Bro. Joey Wright officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 6 pm until time of the service on Monday at the church. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated following the service. The Family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.