Francis Irvin Thomas, 88, passed away tranquilly on June 21 with his family by his side. He was a native Loudouner, with his roots in Lincoln. He married his childhood sweetheart, Ophelia Barth (Phoebe), on August 30, 1950. Once their children left and made them empty nesters they moved to Leesburg to shorten their commute from 25 to 5 minutes. Their new home and lawn was smaller allowing them the time they needed to pursue a dream of owning property on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River in Maurertown, VA. For years to come their weekends were spent clearing the land and building a cabin, where family and friends shared precious memories. Francis worked in Lincoln for Asa Moore Janney, as a farmer, general store clerk and postmaster. He later moved into the automotive parts industry finishing out his career with Star Pontiac, GMC as parts manager before retiring in 1989. He then volunteered for many years with Interfaith Relief. His wife Phoebe preceded him in death in 2013. He is survived by 2 brothers, Eddie and Andy (Sharlene) Thomas, 3 children, Terry (John) Sealock, Sharon (Marcey) Thomas, Bill (June) Thomas, 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was a self-taught "jack of all trades." In his neighborhood he was known as the watchdog and the fixer on call to assist as needed, anytime. He loved his spoiled Snauzers (the boys), Lily & Sully, his family, friends, NATS baseball, Skins football and classic country music. Hall Funeral Home is handling arrangements. There will be a graveside service at the Lincoln Cemetery Thursday, June 27 at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Capital Caring or an animal rescue charity.