Tommie Thomas, Jr. was born on March 13, 1957 to Mabel and Tommie Thomas in Texarkana, AR. He resided in Gilbert, AZ for the past 13 years. He left us on July 24, 2013.
Tommie pursued one of his many passions playing football at LSU. He later joined the Air Force and served our country for 13 years, where he received his Surgical Technician training. He finished his career at St. Joseph?s of Outpatient Surgical Center, having worked for St. Joseph?s Hospital for 23 years, both in General Surgery and Outpatient Surgery.
Tommie was an exceptional and well-respected Surgical Technician who brought joy and laughter to everyone he came in contact with. Tommie lived life to the fullest; he worked hard and played hard. He lived life on his own terms and left us the same way doing one of the things he loved to do, golfing. He loved all sports, going to the cabin, cooking, fishing, listening to music, and if there was a party he was there ? he was the party!
He will be truly missed by those who know and love him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel and Tommie Thomas, his dear friends, Jimmy McDevitt, Lynn Thomas, and Joe Gamble.
Those who remain to miss him are his beloved daughter Torrie Alexandra Thomas, her mother Lori Gearhart, and his Aunt Ubirdia Holmes. His loving companion and best friend Jackie Crowder, her children Evie and Tyler, Evie?s daughter Lyndin, and Jackie?s parents Bill and Connie Crowder, and his family at St. Joseph?s Outpatient Surgery Center.
Here?s to you, Tommie! Cheers!
There will be a Military Service on Tuesday, July 30 at 9 am at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at 23029 North Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85024
A memorial and celebration of his life will be held- the day and time will be determined at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of Tommie?s favorite causes, Thomas J. Pappas School, 355 North 5th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003