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Robert Thomas, Sr.

Robert Thomas, Sr.

Veterans Funeral Care Robert Thomas, Sr.

Loving husband, father, and grandfather, Robert William Thomas, Sr. ?Paw Paw? departed this earth to be with the Lord September 28, 2007.

He was born May 4th, 1934 in Princeton WV, the son of the late Hubert Woodrow Thomas and Mamie Virginia Perdue.

While a young man, Bob served in the Navy and was a veteran of the Korean War. He received a GED in the Navy and graduated from Beckley College with an Associate in Arts and from Concord College, Princeton WV with a BS in Business Administration.

On September 18, 1953 he married Sandra Joyce Johnston in Princeton WV. Together with his loving wife, they have resided in Largo, FL for the last 14 years.

He is survived by spouse, Sandra, wife of 54 years, and four children;
Deborah Ingram and husband Jimmy, Largo FL
Robert Thomas Jr. and wife Chris, Pittsburgh PA
Cathy Morris and husband Daniel, Decatur, TX
Beth Rhodes and husband Gary, Pineville, WV

Also survived by 3 sisters and 1 brother:

Virginia Lee Bailey and husband Joel, Fairborn, OH
Shirley Ann Roseman, San Antonio, TX
Cleadus Earl Thomas and wife Delores, Mullens, WV
Dolly Gaye Fitzpatrick and husband Everett, Miamisburg, OH

Loving Grandfather of 9 grandchildren;

Andrew Michael Thomas and wife Sylvia, Irvine, CA
Gary Donald Rhodes Jr. ?Dusty? and wife Becky, Green Bay, WI
Adam Christopher Rhodes, Bowling Green, OH
Christopher Allan Thomas, Philadelphia, PA
Rachael Jeanne Morris, Lubbock, TX
Danielle Elizabeth Morris, Lubbock, TX
Jarrod Kozicki Morris, Decatur TX
Sean Charles Mulzet and wife Judi, Pittsburgh PA
Melissa Renea Mulzet, Pittsburgh PA

Proud Great-Grandfather of Jakob Paul Mulzet, Pittsburgh PA

Bob enjoyed fellowship with the assembly at:

Grace Gospel Chapel
2262 5th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Memorial services will be held on Sunday, September 30th, 2007 at Grace Bible Chapel at 4:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either:

The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast
5771 Roosevelt
Clearwater, FL 33760

Grace Gospel Chapel
2262 5th Ave. N
St. Petersburgh, FL 33713

??forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus?
Philippians 3:13-14

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  • SFC Danny Paul says:

    God Bless our Veterans, may he rest in Peace.

    Thank you for allowing our Honor Guard to render Honors for Mr. Robert Thomas Sr. on Sunday.

  • Darwin & Dorothy Thomas says:

    Virginia, Shirley, Earl, and Dolly:
    We are so sorry for you loss. I can’t imagine loosing one of my brothers or Karen. Our hearts are with you.

  • David Dillow Thomas says:

    This is from Uncle David Dillow Thomas and Your Aunt Oneida Joyce Thomas. I am very sorry to hear about Robert “Bob” Thomas death.
    ILove ever one of you all.
    From Uncle David Dillow Thomas
    Portland,Indiana 47371.
    Phone 260-726-4153.

  • Robert William Thomas, Jr says:

    To my father and teacher. I will miss you always. Rest in Peace and know that you will always be loved, honored, and respected.

    Your son,

  • Ron Heasley says:

    Bob, Our hearts go out to you and your family and our prayers go with you.

  • Douglas Thomas says:

    Sorry to hear about losing Bob. He and I worked as telegraphers on the Virginian Railway together and enlisted in the US Navy at the same time. Seems unreal that he is gone, but we all must face that reality My condolences to his family.

  • Beth Rhodes says:

    I am so proud to be your daughter,Dad. You blessed your family with all of your love,care, and wisdom. We will see you again “when we all get to heaven,what a day of rejoicing that will be!”

  • Gary,Beth,Dusty,Becky,and Adam Rhodes says:

    We miss you so much,Dad. You were always there to love us and give us help and encouragement. Your faith in God was so strong and such a blessing to others. We will treasure our wonderful memories of you. You are our precious Dad and Paw Paw,and we love you very much. All our love always, Gary,Beth,Dusty,Becky,and Adam

  • Hubert Woodrow Thomas JR says:

    For my oldest brother, you will be missed. I wish we could have gotten to be closer sooner.