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Robert "Bob" Thomas, Jr.

December 20, 1943 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Robert Thomas, Jr. Obituary

Robert “Bob” Thomas, Jr., 80, passed away peacefully at his home on January 26, 2024. He was the son of the late, Robert Thomas and Dorothy Hicks Thomas. He was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Adelphi, Maryland where he lived for 32 years.

              He graduated from High Point High School in 1962; he spent the next 18 years working in the commercial printing industry originally for McCall’s Printing Company as a web pressman and fireman and then moved to Raleigh and worked with Edwards & Broughton Printing Company as head pressman and fireman. He met and married his wife in May 1976, Emily Lou Cahoon, while in Raleigh. They moved to Swan Quarter, NC in 1979. Bob found his vocational calling with the Hyde County Water Department where he started out as a laborer, then water plant operator, then a production manager, and ultimately retired after 25 years of service as the water plant supervisor of the 3 reverse osmosis water treatment plants in the county.

              Bob loved the Lord and his church family. He was blessed to be called to serve his church, Soule Methodist Church, as a teacher, lay leader, and certified lay speaker speaking at various times in other county churches. His hobbies included fishing and building custom fishing rods for many fishermen in Eastern NC.

              Bob is survived by his wife of 47 years, Emily Lou Cahoon Thomas, (2) brothers, Al Thomas and wife, Lynn of Wake Forest, NC, and Scott Thomas and wife, Sharon of Stafford, Va; Several nieces and nephews from the Thomas and Cahoon families; estranged daughter from a previous marriage, Candice Thomas Neill and family.

              A Graveside Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 3, 2024, at 11 am at the Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter, NC. The family will receive friends to enjoy a meal together following the service at the Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Department.

              In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 97, Swan Quarter NC 27885.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter.

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Graveside Service
February 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Soule Cemetery
20688 US Hwy 264
Swan Quarter, NC 27885


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