Wright Thomas Obituary

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Wright P. Thomas

May 10, 1932 - June 10, 2014
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Wright Patman (Tex) Thomas Born, May 10, 1932, in Sulpher Springs, Texas. Proceeded in death by his son, Bruce. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Audrey Thomas, his daughter Brenda, grandsons, Bryan (Rachel) Harford and Kevin (Sarah) Harford, Kyle Thomas, Granddaughter, Crystalyn Jones and 5 Great grandchildren. He was a mentor and father figure to many nieces and nephews. Tex was proud of his life's accomplishments. He was an Air Force mechanic, then graduated from the University of Arizona while working as a locomotive fireman and Local Chairman for Southern Pacific. He became Head Teacher at Continental School. He finished...
Wright Patman (Tex) Thomas

Born, May 10, 1932, in Sulpher Springs, Texas. Proceeded in death by his son, Bruce. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Audrey Thomas, his daughter Brenda, grandsons, Bryan (Rachel) Harford and Kevin (Sarah) Harford, Kyle Thomas, Granddaughter, Crystalyn Jones and 5 Great grandchildren. He was a mentor and father figure to many nieces and nephews.

Tex was proud of his life's accomplishments. He was an Air Force mechanic, then graduated from the University of Arizona while working as a locomotive fireman and Local Chairman for Southern Pacific. He became Head Teacher at Continental School. He finished his Master's Degree to become the Superintendent/Principal of the Continental School District. After working as Assistant Superintendent in Northern Arizona, he became a Real Estate agent and eventually Broker/Owner of Ambassador Realty. His greatest legacy, however, was his teaching, mentoring and support of his family and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, family requests that contributions be made to: Sunnyside District Alumni Association to the Tex Thomas Scholarship Fund.

Visitation will be at East Lawn Palms Mortuary Friday June 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Service will be at East Lawn Palms Mortuary Saturday June 14, 2014 at 2:00 pm.

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