Welcome to the memorial page for

Ronald Dale Thomas

October 9, 1953 ~ August 19, 2017 (age 63)

The Piano Brothers

Ronald “Dale” Thomas, 63, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Dale was born in Wellington, Texas on October 9, 1953. He served for 26 years in Logistics Management in the United States Air Force and retired at Hurlburt Field AFB in 1999. He worked many years after retirement at Raytheon, L3 Communications, and most recently Lockheed Martin.

Dale was an one of a kind father, amazing husband, and all around good man. To know him was to love him. Dale loved Nascar, going to casinos, cruising, and nothing made him happier than spending time with his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Sam Elvis & Juanita Thomas, brother Elvis Lee Thomas, and sisters Myreta Don Sugg and Jo Ann Thomas.

He is survived by his wife Kathy Thomas, his two daughters Kristen Maupin and Haley Thomas, brother Gary Mac Thomas, twin sister Linda Gayle Marshall, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday August 26, 2017 at 1:00pm at Emerald Coast Funeral Home, 161 Racetrack Rd NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL. the family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service. A military burial will take place on Monday at 10:00am at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL with full military honors.

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 Service Information

August 26, 2017

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road North West
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Funeral Service
August 26, 2017

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Emerald Coast Funeral Home
161 Racetrack Road North West
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

August 28, 2017

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Barrancas National Cemetery
80 Hovey Road
Pensacola, FL

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