SSG Robert Edward Thomas, Jr.
Robert E. Thomas, Jr., age 24 of El Paso, TX, passed away September 13, 2013.
Robert was born November 4, 1988 to Bob Thomas and Jennifer McLean in San Bernardino, CA. Robert graduated from Etiwanda High School. He married Kristina Thomas (Hammond) on August 3, 2009.
Robert's career in the US Army began after High School graduation in 2006. Robert was very dedicated and driven in his professional life. During his career, he deployed 3 times, once to Iraq (2007-2008) and twice to Afghanistan (2010-2011, 2012-2013). He advanced quickly and within 6 years, became a Staff Sargent (E6) in the Army.
Robert loved spending time with family & 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 include his wife, Kristina Thomas; daughter, Hailey Thomas; sisters, Jessica Thompson, Kimberly Thomas, Rebekah McLean, Karissa McLean, Kristian Thomas, Keri Thomas, Kallista Thomas; brother, Joseph Thomas; grandmother, Patty Valdez; and grandfather, William Thomas.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Moore Funeral Home, 1219 N. Davis Drive, Arlington. Funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., September 27, 2013 at Lamar Baptist Church, 1000 W. Lamar Blvd., Arlington, followed by the procession to the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Moore Funeral Home, (817) 275-2711.
Published in The Leaf Chronicle on Sept. 26, 2013