Ruben Howard Thomas Jr., 44, a lifelong resident of Lake City, FL passed away suddenly on May 27, 2012. He was preceded in death by his son, Ruben H. Thomas III, nephew, Justin Brown and Mother in Law Margaret Bryner Cobb. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Shannon Thomas, parents, Howard and Patricia Thomas. Children, Haley and Caden Thomas, Leah and Jason Stephens. Grandchildren, Emma and Elias Thomas and Alexa and Jackson Coates. Sister, Karen Thomas Brown (William), nephew, Daniel Brown, Father in Law, Charles Privette, Daughter in Law, Leeann Royster and best friend, Donnie Feagle. He was a member of the Deep Creek Advent Christian Church and co-founder of the Suwannee River Breast Cancer Awareness Association. He was a member of the graduating class of 1985 from Columbia High School and was a devoted fisherman and hunter.
Funeral services for Mr. Thomas will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday May 31, 2012 in the Chapel of the Dees Parrish Family Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. (Located on Hwy 441 North of Lake City) The family will receive friends for One Hour prior to the funeral service.