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Billy Guinn Thomas
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Funeral service for Billy Guinn Thomas, 82, of Seguin, Texas and formerly of the Fletcher and Elgin area, will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 27, 2016, at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Lawton with Pastor Chris Austin, officiating. Burial will follow at the Fletcher Cemetery under the direction of the Fletcher Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Mr. Thomas passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at his home in Seguin, Texas at the age of 82. Billy Guinn Thomas was born February 19, 1934 in Fletcher, Oklahoma to Brownie and Artie (Wilson) Thomas. He was raised in Fletcher where he graduated high school in 1952. Billy married Patsy Jones on September 13, 1952. The two were married for 64 years and were blessed with two children. After getting married, the couple lived in Fletcher where they helped work the family farm. They later moved to Tulsa and then Pampa, TX where Billy worked as a welder for Cabot Company. In 1964, the family moved to California and Billy got a job as a Supervisor for a commercial construction company. One of his biggest projects was supervising the building of Space Mountain. Billy retired in 1996 and he and Pat moved back to Elgin. He opened a small engine repair shop out of his home. When his health began to fail, the two moved to Seguin, Texas to live with their daughter. Billy and Pat were members of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Lawton. He enjoyed wood working and was blessed with the ability to be able to fix anything whether it be mechanical, electrical, or carpentry. Billy was a wonderful man and will be missed by all those who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Thomas, of the home; 1 daughter, Debbie Nell Thomas, of the home; 1 son, Danny Thomas, of CA; 4 brothers: Phil Thomas of Apache, Tony Thomas and his wife Sharon of OR, Buddy Thomas and his wife Billye of AR, and Peachy Thomas and his wife Loretta of Fletcher; 1 sister, Anna Lee Thomas, of Elgin; 1 brother in law, Eldon Ham, of Lawton; and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents: Brownie and Artie Thomas; and 3 sisters: Joy Faye Crumpton, Barbara Crabtree, and Betty Ham.

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