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Bob Dean Thomas

January 29, 1930 August 8, 2018
Bob Dean Thomas
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Obituary for Bob Dean Thomas

Bob D. Thomas, loving husband, father and friend, died peacefully on August 8th, 2018. He was living in Vian, Oklahoma at the time of his passing.

Bob was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma on January 29, 1930, to the late Eugene and Julia Thomas. He was a child of the Great Depression, entering the workforce as a teenager, traveling through the Midwest as a welders helper on oil pipeline construction. After turning 18, he joined the army and served in the Panama Canal Zone, returning home to marry the love of his life, Mary Elizabeth Nicholson on August 26, 1950. Bob and Mary were wed 67 years at the time of her passing last December. They raised three children and ran a successful cattle ranch, living on the old home place for more than a half century.

Bob and Mary, also owned and operated Bobs Sweet Shop, a favorite among the locals for coffee and donuts at two different locations in Wewoka.

He was a faithful member of the Wewoka Church of Christ, and although he and Mary were gone from Wewoka for many years due to long illness, he always looked forward to his church bulletins and catching up on news about family and friends from back home.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Julia Thomas; his wife Mary and their infant son, Timothy. Also preceding him in death is his brother Bill Thomas, and his three sisters, Mildred Freer, Lucille Hoglan, and Margie Carter.

He is survived by his son Robert Thomas Jr. and his wife Judy of Vian, Oklahoma; daughter Melissa Pate and her spouse Meghan Wink of Washington State; and daughter Kathy Alessi and her husband Tony of Alabama.

His five grandchildren: Mina Muirhead and her husband Walter of Colorado; Phoenix Thomas and his wife Trish also of Colorado; Brandon Pate and Dustin Pate of Washington; and Max Alessi of Alabama.

His great-grandchildren: Christian Muirhead, Ashley Muirhead, Brody Thomas, Kaden Thomas, and Ella Thomas, all of Colorado.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday August 13, 2018 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Aaron Alsbrook officiating and interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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11:00 AM 8/13/2018 11:00:00 AM
Stout-Phillips Chapel

409 S Wewoka
Wewoka, OK 74884

Stout-Phillips Chapel
409 S Wewoka Wewoka 74884 OK

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