Richard Truman Thomas, died, Aug. 19, 2012.
Flemming Funeral Home assisted the family during this time.
Richard Truman Thomas was born in Union County, N.C. on January 27, 1947, to the late Rev. James Albert Thomas, Jr. and the late Mary Ann Sturdivant Thomas. He received his education in the East Union School, Marshville, N.C. There he was one of the top artists, where in he was allowed to us his God given talent. He was noted with the ability to draw pictures on anything or anyone including the principal. His musical ability was greatly enhanced by this early beginning in the Glee Club.
As a child, Richard, liked his sibling’s sitting around on Sunday afternoon’s singing, as taught by his parents after they came home from church at the Cross Road AME Zion. After meeting the love his life, he was married to Laouvenia Lee. To this union, three children were born. He worked 42 years at Monroe Motor Company and Gay Chevrolet in Marshville, N.C. His hobbies consisted of fishing, singing, and watching the Western. Richard was a devoted family man that always had a positive attitude for life. He will always say “no matter what, treat everybody the way you would want them to treat you.” He was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice Thomas Huntley and Norma Jean T. March, five brothers, Crenzel, Silas Lee, Milas Lee, Walter Floyd and William (Bill) Thomas.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Louvenia Lee Thomas, two daughters, Wanda Ann Thomas of Ruby, and Melinda L. Rose (Clifton) of Pageland, one son, Richard Marcus (Regina) Thomas of Wingate, N.C., eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, two sisters, Arden Virginia Thomas Allen of Lexington, N.C. and Joyce Rose Thomas Wilson (Aaron) of Monroe, N.C., three brothers, James Albert Thomas Jr. (Mary), of Raeford, N.C., Carrol Thomas of Marshville, N.C., and Harold Bovand Thomas (Carolyn) of Wingate, N.C., eight sisters-in-laws, and three brother-in-laws, a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.