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Donald Ray “Don” Thomas


Donald Ray “Don” Thomas, age 86, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Visitation was held at 10 am Friday, May 27, 2022, at the Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Henrietta, Texas, followed by a funeral service at 11 am with Elder Terry Patton, of Wanderers Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Odell, Texas, officiating and Wesley Pickens assisting. Arrangements were under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. 

Don was born on Feb. 23, 1936, to Caudell T. and Emma B. Thomas in the family home located Kirkland, Texas. Don grew up on the family farm and attended Kirkland High School. Don honorably served in the United States Army Reserve (1960-1968), being called to active duty during the Berlin Crisis of 1961. He married Ima Loy Thomas on Feb. 18, 1956, in a small ceremony in the home of his in-laws in South Oak Cliff, a suburb of Dallas, Texas at the time. He worked construction for a short period of time in Dallas before moving to Wichita Falls, Texas. Don became employed by Texas Electric Service Co., later known as TU Electric, as a lineman. He spent his working career with Texas Electric Service Co./TU Electric for 38 years. He opted for an early retirement offer in 1994.

Don is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Jerome E. Thomas and Teddy E. Thomas; and his sister, Peggy Joyce Dudley.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ima Loy Thomas; son Coy and wife Lynne, of Lawrenceville, Ga.; and granddaughters Hannah and Bethany Thomas, of Huntsville, Ala.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guestbook at davisfuneralhome.net