Iven Cecil Thomas, a resident of Weleetka, died Feb. 10, 2023 at his home in Weleetka at the age of 81. He was born May 6, 1941 in Batesville, Ark., to Cecil Thomas and Ina (Candler) Thomas.
In 1954 Iven moved to Shafter, Calif., along with his parents and his brother, Fred. He owned and operated Iven's Auto Repair in Weleetka from 1975 to 2019. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Weleetka where he served on the finance, building, grounds, and van committees.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one step-daughter, Deresa Anthony.
Iven is survived by his wife, Nedra Thomas of the home; his children: Darica Roberts of Upper Lake, Calif., Darren Thomas and wife Carrie of Edmond, Darla Thomas of Upper Lake, Deena Moore and husband Alan of Kernville, Calif; stepchildren: Lesa Pruitt of Weleekta, Jamie Diggins and husband Chuck of Weleekta, and Kristi Richison and husband Brett of Jenks; brother, Fred Thomas and wife Sandi of Shafter; as well as a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.
Viewing will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023 at Integrity Funeral Service.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Weleetka with Rev. Dewayne Davis, officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Weleetka. Services are under the care and direction of Integrity Funeral Service in Henryetta.