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May 07, 2013 07:28 PM James Lester Thomas, 70, a retired Lexington real estate agent who also was a former Lexington police officer, died MondayHe had battled brain cancer. MrThomas, who was known among friends and family as "J.L.," was a Lexington police officer for 12 years, his family said. He was a sergeant who worked in the crime prevention program for part of his tenure in the 1970s. He later left police work and opened a real estate business, Kentucky Fine Homes, which had more than 50 agents and later became affiliated with Coldwell Banker. SIGN UP Never miss a local story. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. SUBSCRIBE NOW function enableSubmitBtn(){ mi.calltoActionCtrl.enableSubmitBtn(); } jQuery(document).ready(function () { mi.calltoActionCtrl.init(true); }); "He was a great boss," said Janice Yonts, who worked in MrThomas' real estate office and who now works at the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors"He was kindHe was considerateHe ran a good business." MrThomas retired when he was 49 and got his pilot's license, said his brother, Brian Thomas, of Charlotte, N.C. "He was a go-getter," Brian Thomas said. He said MrThomas also loved children and served as a guardian ad litem for foster children in Florida, where he spent part of his retirement. In addition to his brother, MrThomas is survived by his mother, Alice Wilhoite Thomas; his son, James Lonnie Thomas II of Louisville; and two sisters, Lonelle Cottrell of Lexington and Verna Elswick of Richmond. Services will be at 11 a.mFriday at Milward Funeral Directors' location on Trent BoulevardVisitation is 5 to 8 p.mThursday. 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