B.A. Bob Thomman LEVELLAND-Funeral services for B.A. (Bob) Thomman, 88, of Levelland will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Fifth Street Baptist Church, Levelland, with the Rev. Roy Prather, pastor, and the Rev. Jesse Hodge officiating. Burial will be in City of Levelland Cemetery under direction of George Price Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home today, Aug. 5, 2012, from 2 until 4 p.m. Bob died on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in Lubbock. Bob was born on Oct. 23, 1923, in Rio Vista, Texas. He came to Levelland in 1924 when he was one year old. His parents, John and Eunice Thomman, put in the third store in Levelland that year. His father was one of the two Republicans in Hockley County and was Post Master until the Democrats came into office. The family relocated to Washington, D.C. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., in 1942. He played football and loved sports. Bob entered the service in 1943, serving in England as an airplane mechanic. He graduated from Hardin Junior College in 1948 with an associate's degree in horology and jewelry craft. He was a master watchmaker and established Thomman's Jewelry in Levelland in 1962, which is still a part of the Levelland Community today. Bob married Roberta Bill Langford on Feb. 8, 1947, in Levelland, and the couple recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Bob was a member and Deacon of Fifth Street Baptist Church, Levelland, and also served as Sunday school superintendent. He was a 50-year member of Levelland Lodge #1236, AF and AM, and the Lubbock Scottish Rite Bodies. He was also a member of the Seasoned Golfers of Levelland and had served as a member of the Levelland School Board for 12 years, also serving as president. They have one son, John Edward Jet Thomman and his wife, Connie, and four grandchildren: John Russell and Tara Thomman, and their daughter, Hannah Ashton; Kyle Ross Thomman and his wife Amy, and their children, Samantha Joy and Eli Ross; Robyn Kay Reaves and her husband Zachary Ross, and their children, Lilly and Mason Austin; and Rebecca Lynn Thomman. Bob's family and his Christian faith were the joys of his life. He faithfully attended piano and dance recitals, and all athletic sports involving his family. He was an avid golfer. The family suggests memorials to the Baptist Home for Children, 629 Farley Street, Waxahachie. TX 75165, or to the Scottish Rite Learning Center, 1101 70th Street, Lubbock, TX 79412.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 5, 2012