Buddy G. Thomas
July 28, 1925
July 11, 2013
Buddy G. Thomas, 87, passed away July 11, 2013 in Temple, TX. He was born in Clay County on July 28, 1925, the son of Edgar F. and Cora Thomas.
He served in WWII for two years in the 100th Infantry – receiving the Bronze and Silver Stars as well as the Good Conduct Medal – retiring as Staff Sergeant. After that he was in the Air Force for three years at Bergstrom Field.
Buddy and Willie Bernice Warren were married in Austin in 1946. They had two sons – Stanley Glenn Thomas and wife, Debbie of Jarrell and Charles Ray Thomas of Luling (Deceased in 1990). They have six grandchildren – Clay Thomas and wife, Danna of Cedar Park, Wick Thomas and wife, Amy of Salado, Curtis Thomas and wife, Amanda of Jarrell, Tiffany Cooper of Jarrell, Brittany Cooper of Hutto, and Cody Cooper (Deceased in 2003). They also have five wonderful great-grandchildren – Makenzie Ann born to Clay and Danna; Charley Terese, Cooper Roan and Cora Lee born to Wick and Amy; Tristan Miller born to Curtis and Amanda.
Buddy was preceded in death by his mother and father; brother, E.F. Thomas; sisters Olla Faye Richards, Dolly Robinson, Opal Kelley and Burnis Henderson. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews as well as extended family and friends.
Buddy was a Masonry Contractor in Austin for over 30 years. Then, in 1974, the Thomas family opened Turbine West Supply and ran it for 11 years before retiring and moving to Salado in 1985.
He and his wife started running mules on the track during the 1980’s which brought a lot of enjoyment to them, their family and friends.
Visitation was held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 am, Monday July 15, 2013 at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville. Funeral services followed the visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home. Interment followed at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Clay Thomas, Wick Thomas, Randy Peschel, Rodney Peschel, Robert Whitehead and Frank Villamaria.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
Please visit Buddy’s memorial page at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com.