Harold Lee Thomas, Sr. – December 9, 2011

Harold Lee Thomas, Sr., 66, of Amarillo, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.
Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 at St. John Baptist Church with Rev. Harvey Wallace officiating.  Burial will be in Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Harold was born, June 24, 1945 in Brookston, TX to the late Gladys Oages.  He married Ocie L. Howard in 1965.  He moved to Amarillo in 1953.  Harold was employed for The City of Amarillo, Potter County Deputy Sheriff and later with BNSF Railroad before retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Ocie L. Thomas; two sons, Harold Thomas, Jr. of Amarillo and Greg (Nisha) Thomas of Dallas, TX; two daughters, Devoura Burks and Rashunda (Shaun) Ashley of Amarillo, TX; twelve grandchildren, William, Tiffany, Brandon Burks, Cree-Anna Dawn, Dashaun, Rashaud and Shaunesia Ashley, all of Amarillo, James Adams of Roswell, NM, Kimberly Burks of Beaumont, Colby Dawn of Carrollton, KY, Terrel and Sumir Patel of Dallas; five great-grandchildren; six sisters, Faye Bonner and Brenda Oages of Midwest City, OK, Janice Holliman of Abilene, Deborah Brown, Phyllis Oages and Jackie Meander of Amarillo; four brothers, Johnny Drizzle and Billy Oages of Amarillo, Kenneth Oages of Midwest City, and Curtis Oages of Abilene.  Special uncles and aunts, Rev. Harvey (Neva) Wallace, Rev. Curtis (Phyllis) Wallace, Rev. Johnny (Joann) Wallace, Rev. Dattie (Faye) Wallace, Rev. Don (Faye) Wallace, Rev. Scott (Rosetene) Wallace, Rev. Gerald (Bonita) Wallace and the late Rev. C.B. (Faye) Wallace; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

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