Thomas, Alvin

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August 13, 1929 - November 8, 2018

Thomas, Alvin

Alvin Thomas, a resident of Farmers Branch for 65 years, passed away on November 8, 2018.     Born in Dallas, Texas on August 13, 1929, Alvin grew up with 4 sisters and 1 brother.    His parents were Marvin and Minnie Mae Thomas.   In 1948, he married Velma Oveta Bays on January 24, 1948,  and in 1954 moved to Farmers Branch, Texas where they both raised their daughter, Carolyn Thomas Cook, sons Billy (Bill)  James Thomas, and Jimmy (Bull) Alvin Thomas,.

Preceded in death by his wife Oveta of 42 years on January 5, 1990.   Then Janette Longenbaugh came into his life and they became a couple and had 28 wonderful years together.   Alvin is also survived by his brother, Cecil Thomas and sisters Marvilla (Dedi) Ebersberger and Molly  Folse-Alford.   Alvin had  2   grandsons, Christopher Thomas and Dylan Thomas., and Granddaughters Dawn McCoy, Autumn Tupper, and Shannon Leite:    8 great-grandchildren., as well as numerous nephews and nieces.      He loved his family and all his friends.

Alvin was highly respected and loved by so many in Farmers Branch and beyond and will be forever missed.    A special thanks to the people at VITAS Inpatient Unit in Carrollton for their loving care and support during his final days.

Visitiation will be from 4:00pm until 7:00pm, Sunday, November 11, 2018 at North Dallas Funeral Home in the Brooks Family Chapel.

Celebration of Life service will be on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:00 am also at the North Dallas Funeral Home.

A procession will follow to Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park, 5725 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, Texas 76034 where Alvin will be laid to rest.

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Angela Sopapilla

November 13, 2018 7:40PM

Sorry you are gone my friend. I will miss our get togethers. Didnt get to see each other to much these last years. My fault. I know you had hoped to bring your family together again. Hope that happened. Unfortunately family can be out worst enemies.

Dawn McCoy

November 12, 2018 6:21PM

I'll never forget all the times papa would take us to Galveston, he's always play on the road again to get us going, playing checkers, watching the duke boys and so many more things. I love you papa, forever your tincan

Jerry Smith

November 12, 2018 4:08AM

So long old friend?? Your friendship will be greatly missed?

Wanda Johnson

November 11, 2018 4:34PM

Never a dull moment around this guy. Will miss his crazy stories and long conversations. Helped my mom out with things around the house after my father died. Will miss his crazy laugh! Good thoughts go your way.

jimmy cox

November 11, 2018 12:48PM

Alvin , my dear friend already missing you .Your be miss by all ,what a super friend . My condolence to Carolyn , Bull and Bill and family

Brady and Melissa Phillips

November 10, 2018 10:54AM

Al was the hardest working man I've ever known, the epitome of a Texan's Texan. He could spin a yarn that would have you splitting your sides, and he was generous to a fault. He will truly be missed.

Earl Bengston

November 10, 2018 9:34AM

Alvin was a great man with a large heart and filled with love and compassion. Meet him and Oveta and family at Farmers Branch Church of Christ. In 1974 my daughter Ronda was in a coma for six weeks and he never missed a day of coming to see her and the entire family stood by me. I will ever be eternally indebted to this family for their support during those difficult times.

Sharon West

November 09, 2018 7:59PM

I will miss your humor and your smile. You Blessed me with your friendship and Love. Until we see each other in Heaven, you will be in my heart

Virgil & Laverne Ellzey

November 09, 2018 7:24AM

Alvin was a fine man. Enjoyed many visits with him. Prayers for family.