Godfrey Thomas, airline skycap, Army veteran

January 12, 2009|By JACQUES KELLY

Godfrey Thomas, a retired American Airlines skycap, died of an asthma complications Jan. 5 at Sinai Hospital. The Howard Park resident was 82.

Born in Roxboro, N.C., where he was educated, he moved to Baltimore in 1945 and served in the Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Thomas was an American Airlines skycap and worked at what is now BWI Marshall Airport and at Chicago O'Hare International Airport for 30 years before retiring in 1989.

He was a fan of the Orioles and the Ravens.

His wife of nearly 28 years, the former Rosa Lee Watson, died in 1991.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Transformation Church of Jesus Christ, 5150 Baltimore National Pike.

Survivors include a son, Darryl Thomas of Baltimore; a stepson, Isaac Watson of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Wynette Sims of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Josenia Kay Scott of Charlotte, N.C.; six brothers, Oswald Thomas and William Thomas, both of Baltimore, and Garland Thomas, Edward Thomas, Alexander Thomas and Andrew Thomas, all of North Carolina; three sisters, Effie Olivia Ford of Baltimore, and Louise Thomas and Lucy M. Hamlett, both of North Carolina; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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