Robert Lowell Thomas
Mr. Robert Lowell Thomas, Sr. (Bob Thomas) at the age of 83 was delivered to heaven.
Bob was born in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, on February 16, 1935 to the late Sarah Elizabeth Thomas and the late Robert Lowell Thomas. Bob graduated from DeFuniak Springs High School as Class President of Class of 1953. He later went on to study at the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Florida. He chose to be a Gator for the remainder of this life. In 1961, Bob started his career at Eglin Air Force Base working as a defense contractor specializing in electronics. He oversaw security testing and installation for major Air Force bases throughout the world. Bob had a passion for surf fishing which he shared with family and friends and possibly a few strangers along the way. Bob was friendly and outgoing who was happy to share a smile and a joke or two. Bob was a long time active member of the Fort Walton Beach Elks Lodge 1795. He also enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Master Gardeners Club of Okaloosa County since 1999. Bob and Martha were long time members of the First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
Bob is survived by his wife of 58 years, Martha Jean Thomas and their sons, Robert Lowell Thomas, Jr. and his wife Holly and his daughter’s, Ashley Marie Thomas and Emily Grace Thomas. William Todd Thomas and his wife, Nancy. Bradley Scott Thomas and his son’s Nicholas Scott Thomas, James Braden Thomas.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm at McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave Southeast, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, 32548. Immediately following the Service, there will be a reception at Brooks Beal Center, 100 Beal Pkwy Northwest, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be given to First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach, FL, 21 First St Southeast, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 in honor of Bob's memory.