Deacon Samuel L. Thomas Sr.
Past President, CEO, License Mortician/Funeral Director
Samuel L. Thomas Sr. served as the President and CEO of Whipple and Allen Funeral Home Inc. In Toomsboro Georgia. Mr. Thomas has had a good long life of experience working as a Funeral Director. He became passionate in becoming a Funeral Director at the age of fourteen.
Mr. Thomas’ drive has been building trusting relationships for over 50 plus years to maintain this trust, he strive to uphold his values and follow through on his commitments and promises, To build trust he has been committed to being honest, dependable and reliable, by seeking feedback, listening attentively and being open and supportive to others.
In 1948 he began working with the Whipple Funeral Home, Toomsboro, Georgia under the ownership of the late Mr. Will Whipple. In 1950 Mr. Thomas was drafted into the United States Army where he served two years. Upon returning home from his military duties he obtained his license as a Funeral Director. Years later, after the death of Mr. Whipple, his widow Mrs. Theola Whipple remarried the late General Allen. After the marriage the name was changed to Whipple and Allen Funeral Home.
Mr. Thomas continued his work as a Funeral Director with Slaters’ Funeral Home, Milledgeville, Georgia for thirty-seven years with the late Mr. Joseph Graham and the late Mr. Floyd Griffin, Sr. In 1982 he took advantage of the opportunity to venture out on his own and re-establish the business at the Whipple and Allen Funeral Home Inc. Mr. Thomas has always been one that gives personal attention to all details, modifications in a funeral, not doing those things that have no meaning, being exclusive and whatever it takes to create a meaningful experience.