P. K. Thomas, of the Seale community in Robertson County, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2008, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2008, at the Seale-Round Prairie Cemetery, with Brother Gene Darby of the Marquez Church of Christ officiating. Visitation with the family was held immediately following the graveside service at the Seale Community Center.
Pallbearers were Jerry Bell, Joe Porter, Ryan Jordan, Scotty Durst, Phillip Dautrich, and Jerod Stewart. Honorary pallbearers were the coffee table group from the Branding Iron cafe.
P. K. was born November 28, 1924, at the family farm at Seale, the son of Priestley and Cassie Mae (Price) Thomas. P. K. graduated from high school in Franklin, and served his country in the Army in World War II. On July 4, 1943, P. K. was united in marriage with Betty Joe Stegall in Jewett, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas moved from Katy, Texas to the family farm in Seale about thirty years ago, where he was a farmer and rancher.
From the union of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, there were three children, their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. Thomas kept fully occupied in his loving involvement with his large family. He also loved spending time with his church family, friends in the community, and the “coffee buddies” at the local Branding Iron coffee shop in Marquez. He was a strong Christian and a great American, that loved God, Country and family, and taught those values of serving, loving and giving to his children and grandchildren.
A Celebration of P. K.’s life was held with all of the family at his home on November 15th, where he was surprised with a gift of his favorite “Bob Wills” tunes played by two Houston musicians.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Joe Thomas of Seale; son Pete Thomas and wife Cathy of San Marcos, daughters Dina Jordan of Buchanan Dam, and Jodi and Bob Johnson of Katy; eight grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren.