Rodney Alan Thomas Clarksdale, MS Rodney Alan Thomas, 74, passed away September 18, 2020 at his home. Due to COVID, family will have a private service at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale, MS. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements. Mr. Thomas served his country in the Vietnam War on the ship USS Horne. He was a longtime business owner and avid sportsman, golfer and gardener. Survivors include his wife of 51 years Beverly Winkel Thomas; sons Scott Thomas of Moon Lake, MS and Ryan Thomas (Audrey) of Canton, MS; adopted daughter Nicole Garrard (Shane) of Brandon, MS; sisters Joyce Bennett (Hoss) of Clarksdale, MS, Nancy Cordor of Helena, AR and Jane Stewart (Less) of Tuscon, AR; and grandchildren Matt Thomas, John Thomas, Lila Thomas, Beverly Grace Pettey and Kellam Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents E.W. and Lucy Howard Thomas and sister Gloria Dunbar. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.