The Celebration of Life for Mr. L. J. Thomas, 85, of Orange, will be Monday, March 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Sparrow Funeral Home.
Rites of Christian Burial will follow in Magnolia Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m.
Mr. Thomas was born November 23, 1932 in Chase, LA to Mr. Joe Thomas, Sr. and Mrs. Clara Grimble Thomas.
He has resided in Orange some 69 years. Working. years were spent as an ironworker.
Many friends were made in Orange and he will long be remembered for the time and care he gave to raising a herd of goats in the 16th area of town.
His summons from earthly life came Thursday, March 8, 2018 at The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Orange.
He was also a Mason.
Survivors include sons Roy Smith of Monroe, LA, Louis Ray Thomas of Ville Platte, LA and L.J. Thomas, Jr. of Birmingham, AL, brothers J.T. Thomas of Gilbert, LA and Dave Thomas of Orange, 9 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.