Mr. Vivian Eugene Thomas Sr., 80, husband of Mrs. Melinda J. Malone Thomas of 116 Excelsior Ave. Union S.C., died January 21st 2019 at his home. Mr. Thomas was born June 27th 1938 a son of the late Edward and Ella Gregory Thomas. Mr. Thomas was employed for many years with Milliken until he retired. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Lakeside Baptist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter Barbara Bramlett, one son Gene Thomas (Lillie), his grandchildren Stacey and Scott Weathers, Melinda Martin, Travis and Melanie Fowler, James and Crystal Bramlett, Nathan and Stacy Bramlett, Kaelyn Thomas, Summer Roberts, Pasliey Thomas, and his great grand children James Bramlett Jr. and Bella Bramlett, Evan Weathers, Jenny and Rose Martin, Chloe Davis, Logan and Parker Fowler, Natalie and Stella Bramlett, Haliegh and Ham Harris. He was predeceased by a daughter Jane Caldwell and her husband Tommy Caldwell. Visitation will be held Wednesday January 23rd 2019 from 5 until at 100 Excelsior Avenue Union S.C. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Lewis Funeral home and Crematory has charge of the arrangements. lewisfuneralhomeofunion.com.