Richard Thomas (59) born Montclair, NJ passed peacefully away in Round Rock, TX early Thanksgiving morning. He was predeceased by his parents L. Paul Thomas (1989) and Marjorie Ellinor Adams Thomas (1974).
In 1971 Rick, his parents, and two of his siblings moved to North Fort Myers, FL where he remained until moving to Austin, TX in 1996. Rick was the youngest of five children survived by his brother Robert Thomas and wife Dorylyn Thomas of Fayetteville, AR, sister Katharine Thomas and husband Dave Ruscitto of Highlands Ranch, CO, sisters Susyn Thomas and Rebecca Thomas of Round Rock, TX. Rick is also survived by his son Donald Paul, many nephews, nieces, great nephews, great nieces, a huge extended family, and many dear friends.
Rick known by many as Ricky T enjoyed sports as both a participant and a fan. Whether speedily running the bases in softball (earning him the nickname “wheels”), volleyball, or billiards he had a natural athletic ability. He loved watching football and closely followed tennis when he wasn’t playing cards, dice, or board games. Always the jokester even as he occupied himself writing poetry. Rick loved being creative by working on fixer upper projects, making furniture, and organizing spaces. Most of all he loved his family.
Donations to Research Society on Alcoholism http://www.rsoa.org/donations in Rick’s name are gratefully accepted.