Hometown: Lexington, KY (High)
Position: C-F Playing Height: 5-10
Date of Birth: September 4, 1896
Date of Death: October 16, 1956
Legal Name: Henry C. Thomas
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Game by Game Statistics
Kentucky Career Notes:
Multi-Sport Player [Baseball]
Post-UK Career Notes:
Served in the Military
Obituary - Henry C. Thomas, Auto Company President, Dies, Arkansas Gazette (October 17, 1956)
Henry Castleman Thomas, aged 60, of 1706 North Beech Street, president of the Thomas Auto Company at 800 Spring Street, died Tuesday at his home.
Mr. Thomas was a native of New Castle, Ky., and a graduate of the University of Kentucky where he was outstanding in athletics. Mr. Thomas served in the Navy during World War I. He obtained a new car dealership franchise in 1919.
Mr. Thomas was a charter member of the Arkansas Automobile Dealers Association and was its president in 1935 and again in 1945. He was director the state group from 1934 to 1946 and was a charter member of the AADA Insurance and Welfare group, which he served as director.
He was appointed to the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission in 1955 as a representative of the Fifth Congressional District. Mr. Thomas was a member of the Second Baptist Church, Riverdale Country Club and the Partridge Hunting and Fishing Club.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Martha Hill Thomas of Little Rock; two daughters, Miss Mary Ruth Thomas of Little Rock and Mrs. Henry Yost of Amherst, Mass.; two brothers, Raymond Thomas of Little Rock and William O. Thomas of Newport News Va., and a sister, Mrs. Emma T. Golden of Jacksonville, Fla.
Funeral will be a 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ruebel Funeral Home by Rev. Dale Cowling. Pallbearers will be Charles Beardsley, George Benjamin, W.E. Bale, Henry C. Lanehart, John Schmelzer, Lindsey Thomas, Dr. Ewell I. Thompson and Frank R. Thurmond. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Thomas Auto Company, Little Rock Automotive Dealers Association, and member of the Finance Committee and Building Committee of the Second Baptist Church. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park. The family requests that no flowers be sent.