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Willard Hall Thomason

April 19, 1929 — December 27, 2023



Willard Hall Thomason, 94, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at

St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born on April 19, 1929, to Forrest Edward and Florence

Priscilla Cutright Thomason.


He grew up in Long Run, West Virginia along with eleven siblings.

In 1954, he married Corinne Elizabeth Hunt. They were together for 48 years,

until her death on January 3rd, 2002. They had four daughters: Brenda (Tim)

Evans, Karen (John) O’Leary, Alice (David) Costantino, Connie (Steve)

Belko, 12 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. He was proud of his

"beautiful family". His surviving sisters are Doris Hodge, Wanda Wilson,

Norma Haddix, Ruth Groff, and Carla Branch.



Willard was a hard worker at an early age. He drove a West Virginia coal

truck at only 15. He also helped tend the rose gardens at the Stan Hywet

mansion in Akron, Ohio for a time. In 1954, he moved his wife and daughter

to Warren, Ohio where he was employed at Republic Steel for 37 years. He

was a stove tender at the blast furnace there.


Willard had many interests throughout his life. In the past, he loved hunting

with his English setter, Doc. He was an avid golfer who was proud of his

two holes in one. He spent many summers fishing on Lake Erie.  Reading western

novels and watching the Indians play were once favorite pastimes. His little dog

Penny was his constant companion for 18 years. More recently, he enjoyed

listening to classic country music.


He was preceded in death by his parents, and eight siblings ; William,

Wilmer, James, Nelson, Linda, Jerry, John, and Robert.


A family service will be held on Saturday, December 30 from 11:00 to 12:00 at

the chapel at Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations

can be made to Trumbull Mobile Meals 323 East Market St. Warren, Ohio 44481.


The family is in the care of Lane Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel. Online condolences

 can be made at www.lanefuneralhomes.com.
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