Henry “Sonny” Thomas III, 73, sunset on November 3, 2020 in Kingsville, Texas. Sunrise was on May 23, 1947 in Bishop, Texas to Henry and Hester Thomas. Sonny served as a volunteer fireman with the Bishop Fire Department from 1979-2000. He was an avid softball player and played with the Petronila Panthers and El Barrio. He was very dedicated to the sport of baseball and enjoyed coaching the little league in Bishop. He worked for Nueces county and Banquete ISD as a mechanic. He loved his family and enjoyed barbequing for all occasions. Sonny’s memory will always be cherished by his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by both his parents; two sisters, Marylee King, and Sarah Rhone; and one brother, John Henry William.
Sonny is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Denise Weldon Thomas of Bishop, Texas; daughter, Karen Thomas of Kingsville, Texas; one brother, Earnest Edwin (Gloria Gene) Thomas of Bishop, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, 205 General Cavazos Blvd. Kingsville, Texas 78363.
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