March 20, 1949 - Nov 15, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Tommy Thomas, 63, of Oklahoma City, OK, departed this life on November 15, 2012. Tommy was born March 20, 1949, in Oklahoma City, OK to Lloyd and Juanita (Tootsie) Thomas. He was a longtime resident of the Oklahoma City community. He graduated in 1967 from Del City High School and attended the University of Oklahoma and UCO until 1972. Tommy worked in the automotive paint industry since he was 16 years old. Tommy was very involved in his family's life, coaching the soccer team for his son, Grant, and traveling across the U.S. attending swim meets for his son, Hogan. Tommy's commitment to his family and friends and his personality endeared him to everyone he met. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diane, of the home; son, Hogan Thomas and his wife Jennifer and grandchild, Jackson, of Oklahoma City; son, Grant Thomas, of Oklahoma City; brother, Steve Thomas and Nora, of Edmond; sister-in-law, Mary Bowring and husband Jim, of Blanchard; many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Visitation with family and friends will be held Monday, November 19, 5:00-8:00; and a Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, November 20 at 2:00 at Barnes Friederich Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels, City Care or a .

Published in The Oklahoman on Nov. 19, 2012