James “Thom” “JT” Thomas Small, 88, of Bridgeport passed away at his residence on Thursday, September 2, 2021 with family by his side. He was born on August 26, 1933 in Nutter Fort, the son of the late James Alton and Madaline M. Malcomb Small.
JT served his country in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean War. He was a Commercial Developer his entire life and decided to do a residential development before retiring. He enjoyed golfing, anything with cars from collecting, working on them and also would buy, sell and trade. JT spent winters in Florida where he would rehab houses and condos. He was a member of the local VFW in Florida.
JT is survived by his wife, Karla Gail Sprout Small; three stepchildren, Bradley Greathouse and Tammy, Clarksburg, Stephen Greathouse and Arienne, Dayton, OH; Kari Shingleton and Robbie, Shinnston; five step grandchildren, Dylan, Adyson, and Kaylin Greathouse, Kinley and Kaimry Shingleton; like a son, Charlie Hall and Jess, Surprise, AZ; one sister, Carol Harman, Atlantic City, NJ; five nieces and nephews, Debbie Johnson and Richard, Stillwell, OK, Marsha Powers and Richard, Proctorville, OH, Kimberly Martin and Dennis, Exeter, PA, Kathryn Smith and Richard, Pottstown, PA, and Herbert Hartman Jr and Soza, Atlantic City, NJ; ten great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, JT was preceded in death by his two sisters, Loralee Monroe and Willadene Degler.
A graveside service will be held at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton, WV on Monday, September 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Robert Shingleton officiating and military honors by the Harrison County Honor Guard and US Coast Guard Honor Guard. Online condolences can be made at www.Davisfuneralhomewv.com. Davis Funeral Home and Onsite Crematory is honored to assist the Small family at this time.