David James Sr. Thomas 55, of Gary, Indiana transitioned from this life November 22, 2018. He was born January 23, 1963 to Jessie & Lucy Thomas. David received Christ at an early age. He attended Lew Wallace High School. He was an excellent cook with many certifications in Culinary Arts. He worked for years at Time To Eat and Joe's Crab Shack. David was preceded in death by daughter Trinese Hosey-Thomas and grandson TriJuan Williams. He leaves to mourn his passing, sons David Jr., Darron (Alicia) of Indianapolis, Indiana; Derrick (Keilonya), Minneapolis Minnesota, Parents, brother Jesse Jr (Catherine); sisters Doris (Yolander) Collins, Cherry (Jeremy) Holiness, Patricia (Brian) Parker ,13 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, special friend Corie Bailey and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018 from 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m. with Funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. all services at Guy & Allen Chapel. Pastor John T. Talley, Officiating. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery Griffith, IN.