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Ruben Lawrence Thomas, 79, of San Antonio, TX went to be with the Lord October 1, 2013. He was born July 21, 1934 to Simpson & Maurine Thomas in Houston TX. Lawrence spent his early years growing up over his maternal grandfather, Louis (Daddy Lou) Haste's, general store in the Houston Heights. His brother, along with the Thomas / Alexander cousins were an extremely close knit family, Lawrence graduated from Reagan HS and attended Texas A&M University. He was a life-long devoted Aggie, who loved history and politics. He married Jeannie Howard and they raised their family in Ft. Worth, while he pursued his career with Pioneer American Insurance in the late 50's & 60's and then later, along with some friends, started their own business CCS in the 70's. In the late 70's he moved his family to San Antonio. Lawrence is preceded in death by his parents and son, Scott.
He is survived by his wife Teri; Children: Mitzi (Kevin) Toohey, Mary (Steve) Ross, William (Holly Hansen) Thomas, and Michael Thomas; Grandchildren: Megan Toohey (Mike) Strezishar, Erin Toohey Heck, Ryan Toohey, Stephen Ross, Sadie Hansen-Thomas and Maggie Hansen-Thomas; Great-grandchildren: Jack Strezishar, Julianna Toohey, Connor Riley; Brother: Horace Thomas; Nephew: Kenneth(Vicki) Thomas; Nieces: Bonnie(Stephen) Faltin; Lori Thomas; Cindy(Tim) Simecek; Cousins: David(Kay) Alexander & Sid(Mary) Alexander. A memorial service will be held Fri; 10-04-2013 at 2:00 pm at Jefferson United Methodist Church, 758 Donaldson Ave. San Antonio, TX 78201.
In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made in Lawrence Thomas's honor to the Yell Leader Endowed Fund or Mays Business General Scholarships fund at Texas A&M University, Go online to giving.tamu.edu & click "give now" & select "direct my gift to specific account" & search for the above mentioned funds, or you can mail your check with specific fund listed in the memo line to Texas A&M Foundation: 401 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840.

Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 4, 2013
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