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Robert Edward Thomas Jr.


1988 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Robert Edward Thomas Jr. Obituary
Staff Sgt. Robert E. Thomas Jr., 24, of El Paso passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at Lamar Baptist Church, 1000 W. Lamar Blvd., Arlington. Interment: A procession will follow to Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: for family and friends will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. Robert was born Nov. 4, 1988, to Bob Thomas and Jennifer McLean in San Bernardino, Calif. Robert graduated from Etiwanda High School. He married Kristina Hammond on Aug. 3, 2009. Robert's career in the U.S. Army began after high school graduation in 2006. Robert was very dedicated and driven in his professional life. During his career he deployed three times, once to Iraq (2007-2008) and twice to Afghanistan (2010-2011 and 2012-2013). He advanced quickly and within six years became a staff sergeant (E6) in the Army. Robert loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed all outdoor activities. Some of his favorites were playing golf, basketball and watching his favorite football team, Green Bay Packers! Robert was very funny and always knew how to put a smile on someone's face and make them laugh! Robert was a devoted son, brother, husband, father and friend who leaves behind a loving family so very grateful for his love and support. He will be deeply missed by all and will remain in our hearts forever. Robert was preceded in death by his grandfather, Joe Valdez; and grandmother, Alice Thomas. Survivors: Wife, Kristina Thomas; daughter, Hailey Thomas; sisters, Jessica Thompson, Kimberly Thomas, Rebekah McLean, Karissa McLean, Kristian Thomas, Keri Thomas and Kallista Thomas; brother, Joseph Thomas; grandmother, Patty Valdez; and grandfather, William Thomas.
Published in Star-Telegram on Sept. 25, 2013
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