Alfred Earl Thomas

Alfred Earl Thomas, age 87 of Chickamauga, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. He was born to the late H.F. and Catherine Johnson Thomas in Dayton, TN, moved to the Chickamauga area in 1947 and was a member of LaFayette Church of Christ. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was the owner/operator of Thomas & Son Construction Company for more than 20 yrs. Alfred was also a graduate of Central High School, class of 1948, a previous member of Contractors of Chattanooga and served on the Board of Directors for Boyd Buchannan School. He was a loving and devoted Christian, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, who will be greatly missed. Alfred was also preceded in death by his brother, Sam Thomas. He is survived by his loving wife, of 68 yrs., Sue Thomas, children, Danny Thomas and Debbie (Evan) Whittington, sister, Sylvia Edwards, grandchildren, Daniel Whittington, Casie Buffat, Kurt Whittington, Chris Thomas and Ashely Clark, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at LaFayette Church of Christ, with Min. David Paden officiating. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday and prior to the service on Sunday. Online guestbook at

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