Thomas, Bobby Lee

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Bobby Lee Thomas, age 82 of Dublin gained his wings Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Lewis-Gale Montgomery Hospital. Born April 2, 1939 in Pocahontas, Virginia he was the son of the late George Clinton Thomas & Lillie Gray Thomas. His brother, George Clinton “Bud” Thomas also preceded him in death.

Bobby was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from RAAP with 38 years of service and Virginia Tech.

He is survived by his

Wife of 62 years – Betty Jean Handy Thomas – Dublin

Children – Rena (Brad) Wilson – Pulaski, Pam (Richard) Palmer – Dublin, Karen (James) Boone – Christiansburg

Grandchildren – Caleb (Natalie) Wilson, Courtney Wilson, Joshua Palmer, Lauren Palmer, Jordan Boone and Nathan Boone

Great Grandchildren – Ella and Lucas Wilson

Sister – Virginia Dillon – Bedford, VA

Brothers – Franklin Thomas – Dublin, Edward Thomas – Buffalo, NY

Special Nephew – Nick Thomas – Salem

Graveside funeral services will be held 2:00 PM – Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin where he will receive full military honors. The family would like to thank the exceptional staff at Montgomery Regional Emergency Room and ICU. To sign Bobby’s online guestbook, visit – Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.