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In Memory of

Bobby G. Thomas

July 6, 1935 - November 24, 2016

Obituary


Bobby G. Thomas, age 81 of Kingsport, was taken up into the arms of Jesus on November 24, 2016. Bobby was born on July 6, 1935 in Chuckey, TN to the late Guy Thomas and the late Trula Strong Thomas. Bobby married his best friend and love of his life, Ms. Faye Frost, and after 30 plus years of a beautiful marriage, she preceded him in death.

Bobby attended Dobyns Bennett High School and he served as Senior Class President in 1953. He played football and was a big fan of Tennessee girls' basketball...

Bobby G. Thomas, age 81 of Kingsport, was taken up into the arms of Jesus on November 24, 2016. Bobby was born on July 6, 1935 in Chuckey, TN to the late Guy Thomas and the late Trula Strong Thomas. Bobby married his best friend and love of his life, Ms. Faye Frost, and after 30 plus years of a beautiful marriage, she preceded him in death.

Bobby attended Dobyns Bennett High School and he served as Senior Class President in 1953. He played football and was a big fan of Tennessee girls' basketball team. After attending ETSU, he worked as an insurance agent until he retired in 2005. He attended Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church most of his life; he taught Sunday school and was an Elder for many years. He was active in the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews where his help was mostly on Isaiah 58.

Bobby loved his family and friends; which he had many. He loved gardening and he unselfishly gave of his works of his garden to people in the neighborhood. He loved all types of people; from the young to the elderly. He had a servant's heart to help all those in need.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Faye Frost Thomas; one son, Billy J. Mitchell; and one brother, Wayne Thomas. He is survived by his brothers, David Thomas (Wanda), and John Thomas (Joy); daughter-in-law, Kat Mitchell; granddaughter, Madison Mitchell; nieces, Robin Stackhouse (Grant), Margaret Cloninger (Kip), Holly Gebhardt (Craig), Sara Manis (Dan), and Lara Thomas; many loving great nieces and nephews; and special friends, Emmitt and Brenda Smith, and Billie Neeley.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm with Pastor Marshall Steinle officiating. Interment services will follow at 1:00 pm at East Lawn Memorial Park in the Garden of Memories with Alex Stackhouse, Colt Cloninger, Christian Thomas, Carter Manis, Ben Gebhardt, Ty Gebhardt, Kip Cloninger, Erica Stackhouse, Maci Cloninger, Dan Manis, Erica Stackhouse, and Maci Cloninger serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Dobyns Bennett Class of 1953.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Five Cents Meal Program at Reedy Creek Presbyterian Church.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Steadman Hills Assisted Living for their love and care. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the family.