Joseph Hugh “Joe” Thomas, 19, of Lake Placid, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. He was born April 24, 1998 in Asheville, North Carolina and moved to Florida in 2015. Joe was a skilled handyman, engine mechanic and loving caregiver. He will be remembered most for his willingness to help people and leading by example. He was loved and cherished by everyone who knew him.
He is survived by his parents, Lew and Nancy; twin brother, Jonathan; older brother, Joshua (Jessica); niece, Ariana; grandfather, Tommy Cannon; also his aunt and uncles; Alan (Ginger) and Glenn (Sherry); and Daphne Thomas and Carol Brandenburg (Andy); and close friends, Fred Bowen and Irving and Judy Bowen. A memorial service to honor Joe’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30 at First Presbyterian in Lake Placid, Florida (118 N. Oak Ave.). It is open to the public, and casual wear is appreciated.