Eddy Ray Thomas, age 76, of Sanford, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his home.
He was born in Lee County on April 21, 1943 to the late Samuel Edward Thomas and Margaret Comer Thomas. Eddy was an active member in Sanford Elks Lodge #1679, Sanford Moose Lodge #386 and VFW Post 5631. He was a charter member of C-Cape Tractor Club and was very involved in nursing home ministries.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Bell Thomas; one daughter, Lisa Thomas Hamm and husband, Scott of Stokesdale; brother, Jimmy Edward Thomas of Sanford; sister, Margaret Ann Thomas and husband, Mike of Sanford; four grandchildren, Matthew Thomas Large, Moriah Teeselink, Jenny Marie Carranza and Raina Carranza; two great-grandchildren, Christian Vasquez and Gabriel Vasquez.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Jonesboro United Methodist Church with Rev. Andi Woodhouse officiating. Burial will follow in Broadway Town Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to a Veteran's group of your choice.