Paul Edward Thomas, 81 of Springdale Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was a member of Washburn United Methodist and a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Korean War, and a Field Engineer of AIL Systems Inc.

Funeral service was Saturday, April 12 at Washburn United Methodist with burial at Dawson Cemetery in Milltown under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood.

He is survived by his wife, Romona Thomas of the home; son, Ron Thomas of Seattle, Washington; three daughters, Judy Lerwick of Ashville, N.C., Laura Kury of Scottland, and Paula Von Atzingen of Vermont; brother, Mellbern Thomas of Raleigh, N.C., sisters, Betty Kline of Pine Bluff and Bernice Peoples of Copperas Cove, Texas; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Gary, Russell, Jim, and Charles Boone. Honorary pallbearers were Milltown Washburn Volunteer Fire Department.