Robert Lee Thomas entered into this life on October 4, 1937 in Munday, Texas born to the late Burton Thomas and Leah Thompson Thomas.
He enlisted in the United States Army on May 26, 1956 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia and his service spanned through the Vietnam War and Korean War years. During his service he was awarded the Purple Heart, the American Campaign Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea ) and the Good Conduct Medal. He retired from the Army on July 1, 1976 with over twenty years of service.
September 2002, Brother Thomas was ordained as a Deacon at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church under the pastorate of Rev. Floyd Stevenson.
He later moved his membership with his Pastor to the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church of Wichita Falls where he diligently served demonstrating all the aspects of a deacon as taught in the bible. He played a crucial role in the church both financially and spiritually. He took great care of the physical and business needs of the church so that the Pastor could concentrate on his primary calling.
Early Sunday Morning November 1, 2020 , Deacon Thomas weary in spirit moved from Earthly Labor to a Heavenly Reward.
Deacon Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; Burton Thomas and Leah Thompson Thomas, his siblings; Mack Thomas, Jessie Thomas, Melvina Spells, Fannie Mae Butler, Elijah Thomas, Billie, Thomas and Albert Thomas.
He is survived by his children; Robert Thomas, Jr., Allison Fobbs and Tracy Waston. His beloved pastor and wife, whom he called dad and mom; Rev. Floyd and Sister Betty Stevenson. A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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