Earl Dean Thomas, son of Henry and Anna Mae (Vanderheiden) Thomas, was born September 18,1936 in Stilwell, Oklahoma and passed from this life on July 19,2020 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 1 day.
Dean served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force, receiving an honorable discharge after four years of service. He married his sweetheart, Wanda June Johnston and they shared 61 happy years together. They were blessed with three children.
Dean was a lifelong resident of Stilwell and worked as an automotive mechanic. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. His hobbies included NASCAR racing, dirt cars, westerns, hunting, fishing and taking vacations, He loved singing and playing music with his guitar and knew many songs by heart.
Dean was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Anna Mae Thomas, his loving wife Wanda Thomas, daughter Vicki Green, and siblings Claudie Wood, Nadine Scraper, Verdie Campbell and Bill Thomas.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his children Randy Thomas and wife Jessica, Deana Waterdown and husband Thomas, all of Stilwell; sister Audrey Means and husband Willie of Stilwell, brother L.D. Thomas and wife Glenda of Stilwell; grandchildren Dustin Green, Travis Jon Thomas, Tyler Evan Thomas and Steven Ray Thomas; great grandchildren Brycee Thomas, Braxton Thomas, Evan Thomas and Chandler Thomas. Numerous friends and other relatives also survive him.
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