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In Memory of

Lamar Edwin Thomas

April 23, 1929 - November 29, 2016

Obituary


Lamar Edwin Thomas, 87 years of age, of Stonewall, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Willis Knighton Hospital following a brief illness. He was born April 23, 1929 in Coushatta, Louisiana to Clarence and Rose Giddings Thomas. He graduated from Martin High School in Martin, Louisiana where he was a member of the basketball team.

He served in the Army during the Korean War, and upon returning home, married the love of his life, Darinda Lucille Haire Thomas, of Ajax, Louisiana, in March of 1953. They were married for 63 years,...

Lamar Edwin Thomas, 87 years of age, of Stonewall, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Willis Knighton Hospital following a brief illness. He was born April 23, 1929 in Coushatta, Louisiana to Clarence and Rose Giddings Thomas. He graduated from Martin High School in Martin, Louisiana where he was a member of the basketball team.

He served in the Army during the Korean War, and upon returning home, married the love of his life, Darinda Lucille Haire Thomas, of Ajax, Louisiana, in March of 1953. They were married for 63 years, and she was by his side holding his hand as he took his last breath.

Mr. Thomas is survived by his five children whom he adored and loved so deeply, Deborah Thomas Spears and husband, Rick; Donna Thomas Spiegel and husband Charles; Kenneth Thomas and wife Sheila; Wendy Thomas Stone and husband David, and Rodney Thomas and wife Carol.; twelve grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Theola Tingle and Mercille Sullivan of Grand Cane, Louisiana, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Rose Thomas, brother, Everett Thomas, and sisters, Loretta Thomas Bamburg, Margaret Thomas, and Alice Thomas Gill.

Lamar Edwin Thomas professed his Christian faith when he was a young boy, and he was an active member of Brookwood Baptist Church until his death. He loved the beauty of the outdoors and instilled the love of fishing and hunting into anyone who knew him including his sons, grandsons, nephews, and friends. He loved to garden and watch things grow. He was always so proud that he could provide fresh vegetables for his family. His legacy is his family of which he taught how to love and love strong and deeply, the importance of family, the love of Christ and how to honor Him by having integrity and honesty without fail, a strong work ethic, and having a kind heart to always help others. "The measure of a man is not how he lived, but how he loved". And he did love, deeply and without fail.

He spent his professional life as a glazer in the glass construction business working for PPG, Farley's Glass Company as a glazing superintendant, and ultimately, owning Thomas Quality Glass with his son until retirement.
Mr. Thomas will be celebrated and remembered Thursday, December 1, 2016 with Visitation at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, Mansfield Road, Shreveport, Louisiana, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. Funeral service will be held at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 2:00pm. Interment will be in Centuries Memorial Garden.

We love you, Daddy, always.