Clifford Lionel Thomas Jr.

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Clifford Lionel Thomas, Jr., age 84 of Sykesville, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at his home. Born May 16, 1932 in Berrett, MD, he was the son of the late Clifford Lionel, Sr. and Nellie Elizabeth (Conaway) Thomas. He was the husband of the late Mary Ruth Thomas. Clifford was an Army veteran and served from 1954 to 1957. He was a detective for the Baltimore City Police Department serving in the Arson Squad and Burglary Division for 25 years when he retired in 1992. Clifford had a passion for showing and riding horses and was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. He loved spending time with his family. His survivors include sons Michael Lyn Thomas of Sykesville and Paul Irvin Thomas of Sykesville, brother and sister-in-law Donald Ray and Ann Thomas of SC, sisters Shirley Ann Brown of OK and Carole Elizabeth Belcher of Sykesville, grandchildren Michelle Lynn Thomas of Sykesville and Clifford Michael Thomas of Sykesville, great grandchild Claire Elizabeth Cormany and adopted granddaughter Stephanie Owings of Westminster. He was predeceased by son Thomas Marshall Thomas and daughter-in-law Linda Lou Thomas. The family will receive friends on Monday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10am. Interment Lake View Memorial Park, Sykesville. Those desiring may send donations to Gilchrist Hospice Care, 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 433, Columbia, MD 21045. Online condolences may be offered at

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Haight Funeral Home & Chapel
6416 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 6, 2016
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