Funeral services for Terry Joe Thomas 62, of Gainesville were held Tuesday January 26, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in the Geo.J Carroll and Son Chapel with burial to follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Family and friends officated and the family received friends on Monday, January 25, 2010, from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Terry was born on June 12, 1947, in Brady, Texas, to Leonard and Faye Newman Thomas. He married Patsy Lee Tatsch on June 10, 1967, in Mason Tx.Terry was employed by Gainesville Livestock Auction for almost 30 years. He was a cattleman,auctioneer and a Professional BS’er. He believed in God and family. He loved his wife, kids and especially his grandkids.He had many fond memories of time spent with his nieces, nephews and numerous friends.
Terry is survived by wife Patsy Thomas, daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Scott Johnson of Ector, Tx, son and daughter-in-law Terry (T.) and Terri Ann Thomas of Callisburg Tx., grandchildren Taylor, Montana and J. B. Johnson, Dylon and Reed Thomas. Sisters and brothers-in-law Lynn and Reubin Ake of Pontotoc, Tx, Peggy and Skeeter Martin of Ft. Worth, Tx, and Sister Loretta Stahl of Austin, Tx. A brother, Dean Thomas, of Risen, Arkansas. Numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents,and brother Bobby Thomas. Pallbearers were James (Redbone) Peyrot Jr., Scott Johnson, Milton Ward, Rex Maxwell, Donald Hobbs, and Mackey Fraizer. Honorary Pallbearers were Dean Thomas, Reubin Ake, Skeeter Martin, Larry Tatsch, James Lindemann, Peanut Bean, Randy Cook and Glenn McElreath.