Donald Ray Thomas Sr., age 85, of Mena, died Thursday, November 22, 2018 at his home. He was born on Tuesday, October 3, 1933 to Morris Sheppard and Bulah Lou McKeever in Board Camp, Arkansas.
Donald was a hardworking, honest Christian man. He proudly served in the United States Army. Caring for his animals on a daily basis was always at the top of his list and he enjoyed watching Nascar, his favorite driver being the late Dale Earnhardt Sr. Donald adored his wife and family and enjoyed every minute he could spend with them. Donald was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Susan Lawson and Rose Thomas and one brother, Junior Thomas.
Donald is survived by his wife of 65 years, Beverly Thomas of Mena; three sons, Donald Thomas Jr. of Mena, Edward Thomas of Kingsville, Missouri, and Timothy Thomas of Sedalia, Missouri; two daughters, Angela Thomas of Jasper, Texas, and Karin Lidberg of Ft. Myers, Florida; two sisters, Gail Ferguson of Pineland, Texas, and Sharon Sloat of Jasper, Texas; seventeen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be held Friday, November 23, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at Board Camp Cemetery in Board Camp, Arkansas with Brother Colton Herrington officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.