Carl E. Thomas, Sr., 83, of New Haven, passed away March 14, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. He was a retired sheet metal worker, HVAC contractor, and a member of Suburban Lodge #740 F & AM. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Irene Thomas. He is survived by his loving wife, Charlene Robbins Thomas; four sons, Eddie, Timmy (Karen), Brad, and Shawn Thomas; three daughters, Debbie Edelen, Lisa Smith (Marion), and Carla Thornsberry (Bruce); along with nineteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Cremation was chosen. A memorial visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Joseph L. Greenwell Funeral Home.