Raymond "Tom" Thomas 1942-2020
Posted By: James E Mincks (email)
Date: 11/26/2020 at 09:09:28
Raymond "Tom" Thomas, 78, passed away suddenly due to Covid-19. He was born October 21, 1942, in Des Moines to Raymond and Dorcas (Coop) Thomas.
Tom retired from the Des Moines Fire Department as a Captain after 36 years of dedicated service. He was a Mason and Shriner belonging to East Gate Lodge and Za-Ga-Zig Shrine. Tom loved riding his Harley, going to casinos, karaoke night at the Eagle's Lodge, and listening to music. His collection of CD's, records, and Hawaiian shirts was a sight to behold. Tom also loved to travel. He would go to the mixmaster, flip a coin, and that would determine which direction he would venture out into the world.
He is survived by his sons, Brian (Dawn) and Barry (Melissa) Thomas; grandchildren, Sierra, Katelynn (Ben), Conner, Jordan, Abigayle "Abby", Ethan and Isabella "Izzy"; and great-grandchildren, Lylah, Brooklyn, Kayden and Braden.
He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Lindsay; and his parents.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. His cremated remains will eventually be laid to rest at the Masonic Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
published in the Des Moines Sunday Register,
November 22, 2020; page 11C, columns 1&2.
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