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  • Richard L. Thomas, 60

  • Worked for AT&T for 30+ years
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  • Richard L. Thomas, 60 of Eldon, Missouri passed away Sunday June 2, 2013 at his residence in Eldon, Missouri. On July 19, 1952 he was born in Fulton, Missouri the son of the late William L. and Betty R. (Edson) Thomas. On March 2, 1984 in Kauai, Hawaii he was united in marriage to Linda Simmons-Thomas who survives of the home.
    Other survivors,
    Daughters, A. Whitney Thomas, Pharm.D of Eldon, MO, Abbey Jo Thomas of Eldon, MO
    Brother & Sister in law, Roger W. & Pat Thomas of Naples, FL
    Nieces & Nephew, Nick Thomas & Wife Erica of Dallas, TX & Family, Amy Thomas of Columbia, MO
    Honorary brother Rob Frazee of Eldon, MO
    Brothers & Sisters in law, Bud Simmons; Barbara & John Hammonds; Ed & Rhonda Simmons; Debbie Leonard and their families.
    Several Aunts & Uncles
    His In-laws, Margaret & Clifford Simmons preceded him in death.
    Richard was a member of the Eldon & Bear Creek Golf Clubs. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Eldon, MO. Richard graduated from the Eldon High School and the Tri-County Tech School in 1970 and then graduated from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, MO in 1975 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Education. He was employed with AT&T for thirty-four years before his retirement as an engineer.
    Visitation will be on Saturday June 8, 2013 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Eldon Church of The Nazarene with a Memorial Service beginning at 2:00 PM with Rev. Jerry W. Frye and Pastor Tim Drake officiating. His body has been cremated and Private Family Interment will be held at a later date at the Eldon City Cemetery.
    Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army; the Ronald McDonald House or to CaringBridge.org
    Arrangements are under the direction of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO
     
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