Kingston, NH — Russell K. Thomas Jr., 88, of Kingston, died on January 10, 2014, at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Born and raised in Plaistow, he was the son of the late Russell K. and Clara R. (Kelly) Thomas. He attended Pollard School and graduated from Sanborn Seminary. Mr. Thomas served as an aviation cadet in the U.S. Navy Air Corps during World War II, and attended Harvard University, Yale University and the University of North Carolina.
Mr. Thomas owned and operated his own used auto and salvage business, R.K. Thomas and Sons. He also owned the former Route 125 Flea Market in Kingston. He enjoyed woodworking and built all of his own residences.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Judy Thomas of Bonita Springs, Fla.; a son, Lance Thomas of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a daughter, Lori Margeson-Thomas of Kingston; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren- a great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Brian Thomas; his daughter, April Bergstrom; and his brother, Philip E. Thomas.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends may call on Tuesday, January 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow, N.H. His funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m., at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America at www.pva.org. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.