Richard Leroy “Dickie” Thomas, 78, of Sheridan was called home on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on June 17, 1943 to the late Orval Thomas and his late mother Joan (Harris) Wilson in Noblesville, Indiana.
Mr. Thomas graduated from Sheridan High School Class of 1961. After graduating High School, he served his country honorably in the United States Airforce. Education was especially important to Mr. Thomas; he earned two master’s degrees. One was in business from Indiana University, and his other master’s degree was from Purdue University.
Mr. Thomas worked for 30 years as a tool and die maker at Delco Electronics GM in Kokomo. He was a member of UAW local 292, and a proud member of the Sheridan American Legion Post 67. Mr. Thomas was a gun enthusiast and a member of the NRA. When he was not working, he would be seen riding his motorcycle watching racing or going to the local racetracks.
Mr. Thomas loved the outdoors he enjoyed fishing and camping every chance he got. Most importantly he loved his family including his dogs and cats.
Survivors include his two former wives, Cheri Thomas-Timmons and Darla Thomas-Frazier; two devoted sons, James (Tammy) Thomas and Richard L. (June) Thomas; grandchildren, McKenzie (Gary) Hamilton, Makala Shyanne Thomas, Jordan (CJ) Jenkins, Lydia and Johnathan Smiley; great-grandchildren, Aubri, Dreydan, Cambria, Carter and Jentezen; siblings, Keith (Margaret) Thomas, Ardith Sutton, Wayne (Charmayne) Thomas and Sue Morrison.
He was preceded in death by son, Edwin Earl “Sonny” Thomas in 2013; brothers, Steve and Eddie Thomas; and his friend and brother-in-law, Larry Sutton.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Sheridan Church of God located at 707 W. 2nd St. in Sheridan. Family and friends are invited to gather from 5 p.m. till time of services. Pastor George Cooper will be officiating Richard service. Fisher Family Funeral Services is honored to serve the Thomas Family.
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