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Ray Dean Thomas

September 3, 1954 ~ July 12, 2021 (age 66)


Ray Dean Thomas, age 66, of Bland passed away on July 12, 2021 at his home with his wife and family at his side.  

He was born in East St. Louis, Illinois a son to the late Ray Jr. and Sara Edna (Miller) Thomas.

Ray was united in marriage to Sandra Ripley on October 23, 1975, in St. Louis.

Ray was a proud United States Army Veteran, and worked for the National Lead Company in Granite City, Illinois as well as a diesel and car mechanic in his early years. 

In addition to his wife Sandy, Ray is survived by: one daughter, Ann Thomas Fisher and her husband Tyler; 6 grandchildren, Brandon Thomas, Justin and Thomas Lingo, Jacetin, Aryon and Macayla Fisher, and one great-granddaughter, Kaydence Thomas as well as many extended family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by grandparents, Ray Thomas Sr., and Mabel Thomas as well as many aunts and uncles and other extended family members.    

A Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.


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Graveside Service
July 20, 2021

2:00 PM
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery (St. Louis)

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