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John Wesley Thames

December 31, 1935 January 13, 2018
John Wesley Thames
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Obituary for John Wesley Thames

Mr. John Thames of Hereford, Texas, passed away January 13, 2018, at the age of 82.

John was born December 31st, 1935, to R.W. and Laura Marie Rowden Thames in Brownfield, Texas.

There will be a Graveside Service for Mr. Thames on Tuesday, January 16 at 11:00 am at the Restlawn Cemetery of Hereford, Texas. Mr. Thames’ sons-in-law, Steve Taylor and Steve Knoll will be presiding.

John graduated from Andrews, Texas High School in 1954 and went on to attend college at Hardin Simmons in Abilene, Texas, graduating with a degree in Business in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1961 and then attended pharmacy school at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma from 1961 to 1965. While attending pharmacy school, he met Sheila Williams and they married in 1964 in Hereford, Texas.

The couple moved to Hereford in 1968 and together built Thames Pharmacy. John later retired to pursue his passion for ranching and farming in the Hereford area.

John is preceded in death by his parents, and by his brother Joe Thames.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sheila Thames, daughter Laura and husband Steve Knoll, and daughter Delight and husband Steve Taylor, all of Hereford, Texas. He is also survived by his sister Betty and husband Herman Hillis of Louisiana, and his sisters-in-law Ellen Thames of Ruidoso, New Mexico and Charlotte Bowman of Bartlesville, Oklahoma. John leaves behind eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Gideons International.

Services are under the direction of the Hereford Heritage Funeral Home.

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11:00 AM 1/16/2018 11:00:00 AM
Restlawn Cemetery

3985 US-385
Hereford, TX 79045

Mr. Thames’ sons-in-law, Steve Taylor and Steve Knoll will be presiding.

Restlawn Cemetery
3985 US-385 Hereford 79045 TX
United States

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