Thomas Ignatius Coomes, 75

Published 8:23 am Wednesday, July 13, 2022

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Thomas Ignatius Coomes, 75, of Wilmore, passed away Friday, July 8, 2022, at Wesley Village. He was born in Philpot, Kentucky, on July 26, 1946, to the late Joseph Bernard Coomes and Amanda Josetta Knott Coomes. Thomas worked as a mechanic for Big Rivers Electric, and he also enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles. He is survived by his daughter, Diana Howard (Joel), and her children, Madeline Renee Howard and Gavin Reece Howard; ex-wife, Regina Coomes; brothers, Robert Coomes, William E. Coomes, and David Coomes; and sisters, Sr. Marie Joseph Coomes, Mildred Casebier, and Margaret Jackson. He is preceded by sisters, Marie Duke, and Therese Roby; and two children, Francis Wayne Coomes and Bridgette Renee Coomes. Visitation will be from 12:30 – 2:30 PM, Tuesday, July 19, at Betts & West Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 3:00 PM, at the Wilmore Cemetery, with Chaplain Diane Munoz officiating. Friends and family will serve as bearers. Betts & West is honored to serve the Coomes family in their time of need. An online guestbook is available at

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