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 Henry Edwin “Bully” Thomas

Henry Edwin “Bully” Thomas

Martin, Red River Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 28 Nov 1993 (aged 75)
Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 131656263 · View Source
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Services will be conducted at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 8801 Mansfield Rd., Shreveport, Louisiana, for Henry E. Thomas, 75 of Shreveport, on Tuesday, November 30, 1993 at 2:00 PM. Officiating will be brother Earl White of Shady Grove Baptist Church where Mr. Thomas was a member. Interment will be at Centuries Memorial Park.

He entered into rest on Sunday, November 28, 1993 at Willis-Knighton North Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Mr. Thomas was a native of Red River Parish, Louisiana and lived in Shreveport for most of his life. He was a retired U.S. Postal worker and a veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Shannon Thomas.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Theda S. Thomas; one daughter Deborah E. Flanders and husband Michael J. Flanders; one sister Lucille Coody, one brother, Irvin Thomas, three grandchildren, Nathaniel, Melody, and Chelsea Flanders, numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be nephews and friends of the family.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Uncle "Bully" as his family lovingly called him, filled a void in my life when my father Charles C. Coody lost his life in a gasoline tractor trailer accident in Queen City, Texas, 26 February 1964. Essentially, he became the father figure in my life at age 16 when I needed someone the most. I will never forget him, for if it was not for him I would have never become the person that I am today. I know that he would be proud of what I have accomplished in the 66 years of my life.

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Married Jan. 25, 1946




  • Created by: Charles W. Coody
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 131656263
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Edwin “Bully” Thomas (18 Feb 1918–28 Nov 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131656263, citing Centuries Memorial Park, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Charles W. Coody (contributor 47823057) .