Robert Glenn Thames, Sr., 90, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be held at First Pentecostal Church of Jackson on Monday, August 15, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of the service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, MS.
Bob was born in Crystal Springs, MS on May 30, 1932 to Carl Thames and Leona Farmer Thames. He retired from the Jackson Fire Department as crash station captain after over two decades of service. He had been a charter member of First Pentecostal Church of Jackson since it’s organization at Plain, MS in 1950. Bob was an avid gardener and bird lover.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Ima Jean Williams Thames; siblings, Earl Wayne Thames, Floyd Thames, Carey Thames, and David Thames. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Loretta Thames; children, Glenn Thames (Brenda), Rebecca “Becky” Thames, Kevin Conrad (Sheila), Cyndi Preacher, Kirk Conrad (Brenda); grandchildren, Robert Glenn Thames, III (Deceased), Ronna Wasmundt, Andrea Lewis (Jeremy), and Demetra Rodriguez (Tony), Jacob Preacher (Hannah), Rebecca Goolsby (Drew) and Aaron Conrad ; 9 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren, Winter Grace and Clara Jane.