It is with joy and gladness that we announce John Thomas has gone home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. John was born at home in Grand Rapids on 1/28/1935 and passed away peacefully 10/17/2021. John was preceded in death by his wife, Doris (Vandyke). He is survived by his 2 sons, Robert (Stacy) Thomas, Patrick (Carrie) Thomas; grandchildren, Drew Sturgeon, Danielle (James) Hall, Cassandra Thomas, Jacob Thomas; great-grandchild, Ava Hall; and his significant other, Betty Krueger. John was a proud Veteran and served after the Korean War during peacetime. He owned a small, family run machine shop, J & T Machining for 58 years. He also retired from GM after 32 years of service. John loved bowling and his Airedale Terriers. He will be missed by many. Visitations will be held 6-8pm Friday, October 22, 2021, at Roth-Gerst Chapel 305 N. Hudson St, Lowell, MI 49931. Services will be held at 1pm on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at South Boston Bible Church 6958 Kyser Road, Lowell, MI 49931 with visitation one-hour prior. Memorial contributions may be made to Alpha Family Center of Lowell, 519 E. Main Street, Lowell, MI 49331.