Robert K. Tad Thomas, 64, of Shobonier, died at 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, 2008, at his residence.
Private services will be held at a later date. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Thomas was born on Jan. 3, 1944, in Fayette County. He was the son of Kenneth Thomas and Marilee M. Green Thomas Heywood.
He was a construction laborer and an Army veteran, having served with the 82nd Airborne Division.
He is survived by his mother, of Terre Haute, Ind.; and a brother, Courtland Court Thomas and his wife Anne of Terre Haute, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his father.