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Roy Edward Thomas

d. January 24, 2017

Roy Edward Thomas, 92 of Pocatello, Idaho passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017. He was born April 21, 1924 in Tracy City, Tennessee, the oldest child of Roy and Annie Thomas. Roy grew up and attended school in Tennessee, later joining the Army Air Force as a Projectionist and Aerial Photographer. On February 23, 1952 he married Madge Willey. Together they had 7 children and later divorced. Roy was employed by JR Simplot and Lamb Weston. He used to enjoy dancing in American Falls, Idaho, bowling, reading, playing the piano and the harmonica. He is survived by his children, Bruce (Mari Ellen) Thomas, Brian (Janis) Thomas, Mark Thomas, Sherrie (John) England, Lorrie Thomas, Shawn Thomas and Gary Thomas; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Glen, sister, Billie Anne, grandson, Joe and great-granddaughter, Mae Olivia. Friends and family will be notified of an upcoming memorial. Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4 th Ave. Pocatello, ID, is caring for Roys family. Oh Tennessee, I long to come back home. I guess your dew has settled on my soul, every day I stayed away, you called my heart back, home to stay. Oh Tennessee, I long to come back home. Oh Tennessee, I'm missing you too soon, silver skies and lazy afternoons... Silver clouds and golden moon, you're Mother Nature's tender womb... Oh Tennessee, I'm missing you too soon. Your days have such gentle ways, aimless thoughts and windblown rhymes, your nights sing such peaceful songs to a tired and weary mind. Oh Tennessee, I've spent more than I've earned, but I'm much richer now for what I've learned... Money won't buy peace of mind, and peace of mind is what I'll find... Oh Tennessee, you treated me so kind. Welcome home, Welcome home.

Family to do services at later date

Colonial Chapel

2005 S 4th Ave




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