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Captain D. ‘Britches’ Thomas Sr. (08-07-2014)
Funeral services for Captain D. “Britches” Thomas Sr. were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Liberty Baptist Church in Linville, officiated by Bro. Paul King. Burial followed immediately following the service at Liberty Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home.
Britches was born on May 16, 1944 to the late Captain Milbourne Thomas and Elizabeth Gardner Hill. He died on July 30, 2014 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe after a brief illness.
A native of Union Parish, Britches served in the United States Air Force. He owned several restaurants in Farmerville over the years. He owned D’Arbonne Saw for many years, where he has enjoyed serving his friends and customers.
He is survived by: His precious wife, Connie Thomas; three children – Junior Thomas of Marion, Teresa Stewart and husband Glen of Farmerville and Becky Thomas of Valdosta, Ga., a sister Gladys Platt of Farmerville; five grandchildren – Adam Thomas of West Monroe, Amber Thomas of Marion, Philip and Haley Lovell of Valdosta, Ga., and Ethan Hickert of Marion; a special step-daughter, Jeannie Hickert; as well as his father-in-law, Vernon Johnson.
Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by: His brothers, Allen Glen Thomas, Harvey Thomas, and Curtis Thomas as well as his parents.
Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m., in the chapel at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville.
Serving as pallbearers were Adam Thomas, Douglas Platt, Glen Stewart, Courtney Humble, Aaron Humble and Jamie Thomas.
Online condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.