Thomas Darrell D. Thomas, age 69. Originally from Columbus. Passed away on March 24, 2013 in Groton, Ct. Preceded in death by mother Garnet Gibson Thomas, sister Donna Thomas Huffman, and step-son Thomas Lamb. Survived by wife, Bessie Thomas; son, Darrell Lee Thomas; father, Darrell D. Thomas Sr.; brother, Tim Thomas; and step-son, Martin Lamb; many grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Graduated with honors from Columbus North High School. Upon graduation enlisted in the armed forces. United States Navy Veteran having served on the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga in the Meditteranean and also in the Vietnam War. Excelled in technical drawing and was a long time employee of General Dynamics Electric Boat working on the planning and building of nuclear submarines for the U.S. Department of the Navy. Member of the VFW and Elks Club of Groton. Fan of the UCONN Huskies and Boston Red Sox. A private graveside ceremony will be held by the family in Groton. Contributions may be made online in his name as honoree at vfw.org/contribute.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 27, 2013