Thomas was born on April 12, 1945 and passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Thomas was a resident of Virginia at the time of passing. He served in the United States Army and the National Guard for thirty four years. Funeral service will be held Thursday April 20 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Episcopal Church with Military Rites with the Rev. Susan Grimm officiating. Burial to follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery Pottstown PA at a later date. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service. For memorials please consider Trinity Episcopal Church 515 Yancey Street South Boston VA 24592 or the American Legion Honor Guard 1710 Jeffress Blvd. South Boston VA 24592.