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Herchell Wayne Thomas

February 5, 1936 - March 9, 2016

Herchell Wayne Thomas, 80, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served 20 years and was a former Newport News Shipbuilding employee.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; his daughter, Tracy Hill and her husband, Steve; his brother, Kent Thomas and his wife, Rachel; two grandchildren, Cameron and Austin; and his sisters-in-law, Kathleen McKinsey and Mary Eva Turner.

A memorial service will be held 6 pm Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel.

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