Donald Ray Thomas Sr., 53, a native of Shadyside and a resident of Franklin, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 12:15 a.m., at his residence.
Visitation will be Saturday, May 10, at Jones Funeral Home in Franklin, from 9 a.m. until funeral at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Nazarene Cemetery in Verdunville.
Donald leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Mary “Kathy” Sanders Thomas of Houston, Texas; two sons, Donald Ray Thomas Jr. and James Thomas, both of Houston; two daughters, Ka’Dondra Rae Thomas and Makayla Denise Thomas, both of Houston; a stepdaughter, Crystal K. Sanders of Dallas, Texas; seven brothers, James Roy Thomas of Cheneyville, Glenn Thomas of Houston, Danny Thomas, Mark Thomas, Sid Fitzgerald Thomas and Clifton Thomas, all of Franklin, and Clay Thomas of Baldwin; four sisters, Mrs. Alton (Tiny Marie Thomas) Vallian of New Iberia, Betty Lee Thomas Joseph of Franklin, Mrs. Craig (Angelica) Colbert and Yolanda Charles, both of Four Corners; his in-laws; and a host of relatives and friends.
Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents and paternal and maternal grandparents.
Jones Funeral Home of Morgan City/ Franklin/ Jeanerette/ Houma is in charge of arrangements.

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