Jerry Gene Thomas

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PALO PINTO - Jerry Gene Thomas, 72, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at his home after a long battle with cancer.
Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Lone Camp Community Center in Lone Camp, Texas. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday also at the Lone Camp Community Center. Burial will be at the Santo North Cemetery in Santo.
Jerry Thomas was born June 4, 1944, in Dallas, to Roland and Dorothy Jett Thomas. He married Sharon Jones on Aug. 18, 1963, in Fort Worth. He received his Bachelor's degree from Harding College and went on to receive his Master's degree in Education from TCU. He worked as a coach and teacher for over 20 years (1970 to 1994) in the Fort Worth ISD, including Rosedale Middle School, Trimble Tech High School (his alma mater) and Arlington Heights High School. He continued his career as an administrator at various schools in the Metroplex. Jerry was a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association, a member of the Crowley ISD School Board (1980s) and a member of the Church of Christ at Lone Camp. Jerry loved to fish, to play golf and to watch his sons' and grandkids' activities and to encourage young people.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Sharon Thomas, of Lake Palo Pinto, sons, Barry Thomas and wife Lori, Mark Thomas and fiancé Shannon, and Matthew Thomas and wife Kelly; one brother, Mike Thomas and wife Mary, and one sister, Carolyn Langston and husband Jackie, and 10 grandchildren, Grant Thomas, Blake Thomas, Caleb Thomas, Hannah Thomas, Brent Rogers, Haley Rogers, Hunter McCoy, Emerson Perry, Shelby Perry and Brittney Kato.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Fosters Home for Children in Stephenville, Texas.
Online tributes may be made at www.edwards-funeral-home.com.
Edwards Funeral Home
Published on May 9, 2017
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