Joe K. Thomas Jr., 83, of Poteau, OK passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 in Poteau. Joe K. was born October 1, 1932 in Quinton, OK to Joe Kenneth Sr. & Evelyn (Rushing) Thomas. He was a veteran of the US Army. Joe K. was a 1950 graduate of Poteau High School. He received his BS at the University of Oklahoma and his DDS at Kansas City University Dental School. Joe K. practiced dentistry in Poteau for 51 years. He was preceded in death by his parents & daughter, Amanda Thomas Cole.
Survivors include his wife, Rita of the home; daughters, Susan Thomas Mixon of Ft. Smith, AR, Katie Hopper of Poteau, OK; son, Joe Kenneth Thomas III & wife Sonja of Poteau, OK; grandchildren, Joshua Mixon, Sarah Mixon, Mallory Mixon and John Thomas Cole, Jessika McAllister, Travis McAllister & Kelly McAllister; numerous cousins; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Memorial services will be 11 am, Friday, August 26, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Perkin officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Virginia Stanley, Carol Smith, Buzz Glover, Gary Johnston, & Doug Sanders Jr.
In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the Patrick Lynch Public Library which was near and dear to Joe K's heart. Patrick Lynch Public Library, 206 S. McKenna, Poteau, OK 74953