Oscar Milton Thomas Jr.
Oscar Milton Thomas Jr

Prescott - Oscar Milton Thomas Jr of Prescott, AZ joined the angels in heaven on June 1, 2021. He led a full and vibrant life in his 90 years. He was born in Gresham, NE to Oscar Milton Thomas Sr and Alice Lucinda (Olson) and joined the US Navy in 1948. After completing his military service, Oscar returned to the family farm in NE. After farming for several years he moved his family to Phoenix in 1960. He was employed by Arizona Exterminating with his older brother Vernon, and then pursued his dream of his own business- Thomas Exterminating.

Oscar was an active member of the Moose Lodge, Masons, Shriners and American Legion. Throughout the years, he held many positions within these organizations and felt strongly about their purpose and goals. In 1979, he and his wife moved to Prescott AZ to enjoy cooler temperatures and a slower lifestyle. Oscar was a founding father of the Williamson Valley Fire Dept in which he helped to establish guidelines and bylaws. He had several hobbies including hunting, boating, traveling, fishing and woodworking. Through his organizations and hobbies, he made many friends and acquaintances that he cherished. Oscar was always one of the first to lend a hand to assist his friends, whether it was a hammer or words of support.

He is preceded in death by his parents and five siblings. Oscar is survived by his wife of 68 years, Margy Marie (Lindstrom) and 4 children: Peggy Thomas (Susan) of Phx AZ, Mark Thomas (Brenda) of Southaven MS, Amy Heaton (Charlie) of Glendale AZ and Sonja Walling (Michael) of Mission Viejo, CA. He has 5 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. His only living sibling is sister Ramona Lux (David) of Shelby NE and numerous nieces and nephews throughout the U.S.

Honorary pallbearers: Eric Every, Logan Every, Tyler Walling, Mark L Thomas Jr

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 13th at 11am at the American Legion in Chino Valley. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Legion at 650 E Road 3 South in Chino Valley, AZ. 86323

The Thomas family express their sincere appreciation and gratitude for the loving and attentive care given to Oscar during his time in the Prescott Veterans Hospital.



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Published by The Arizona Republic from Jun. 6 to Jun. 9, 2021.
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13
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American Legion
, Chino Valley, Arizona
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My father was a great pillar in the community. He did and held so many positions in many different organizations. He was an example of what a real man, husband and father should be. He will forever live in our hearts.
Amy Thomas Heaton
June 14, 2021
He was truly a great man and good hearted person . I love my grandpa and he is truly missed . Thank you for teaching me the qualities a man should have. I miss you grandpa.
Mark Milton Thomas jr
Grandchild
June 9, 2021
Jennie and I went up early for Grandma and Grandpa's 50th wedding anniversary and it was unexpected the 1st night so we stayed at the house, well due to all the company we had to sleep in the RV. While grandpa was walking us out there he looked backed at us and smiled and said "I unzipped the sleeping bags for you guys". We were not yet married but I always laugh when I think of that memory. Love you Grandpa.
Logan Every
Grandchild
June 7, 2021