Walter Hagen Thomas

Walter Hagen Thomas, 90, of Thornton, passed away at his residence on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

He was born February 18, 1929 in Taylor County, a son of the late Andrew Ross and Grace Murray Thomas. 

Walter served in the United States Army from 1949-1951.  Walter was a great guy, very strong, independent and a self-made man. He loved the outdoors and he was always happy to be working.  He also enjoyed hunting and playing cards.  Walter was a gambler and hustler, and he had an enormous amount of pride and respect for himself and others. He will be missed by all.

Walter worked for the B&O Railroad.  He owned many businesses including the Roundup Bar and Grill, Louisville, KY, Mt Top Inn on Laurel Mountain, RT 50 Club, Red Barn, Pink House, Red Carpet Inn and Debbie’s Pantry. 

He is survived by his many friends. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded death by one sister, Ruth Terthorse and one brother, Arthur Murray Thomas.

Friends will be received at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at Mt Zion Cemetery, Moatsville, WV, with Pastor Jimmy Johnson officiating.

Online condolences can be sent to the Thomas family at


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