Morris Truman “Junior” Thomas, Jr., 83, of Orange, Texas, passed away on April 17, 2017, at his home.
A private graveside service will be held at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be T.J. Gunter, Clay Thomas, Danny Brister, Chad Gilbeaux, Charlie Thomas, and Reece Thomas.
Born in Orange, Texas, on June 18, 1933, he was the son of Morris Truman Thomas, Sr. and Rosalie (Gones) Hudlin. He served his country in the United States Army National Guard. Morris worked as an electrician for IBEW Local 479 and was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 65 years. Raising his family in West Orange, he enjoyed fishing and was an avid gardener. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Anita Beth Hinds and Becky Ann Brister; and his granddaughter, Amy Gunter.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Bertha Peveto Thomas; children, Morris “Tugie” Thomas III and wife Kim, David Thomas and wife Brenda, Susan Gilbeaux and husband Rickey, and Jodie Gunter and husband Jimmy; grandchildren, Clay Thomas, Brandi Thomas Helms, Reece Thomas, Heather Thomas King, Charlie Thomas, Mandy Thomas Donnaud, Chad Gilbeaux, Kristin Gilbeaux McCord, Thomas James Gunter, Susan Gunter, Danny Brister, Lisa Brister, Dustin Brister, Stephany Brister, Amber Hinds Williams, and Erin Hinds Dwight; along with 25 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Altus Hospice for the care given to Mr. Thomas to make him comfortable in his last weeks.
Services are under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.