Banner Harvey Thomas

6 septembre 195410 avril 2017

Banner Harvey Thomas (62) passed away on the morning of April 10, 2017 from complications of rheumatoid arthritis. He was born in Savannah, GA to his late parents, Dorsey Blalock and Floye Mae (nee Strickland) Thomas. His family moved to Jacksonville after the death of his father. Floye raised her boys on the Southside. Banner attended Spring Park, Landon, Wolfson, and FJC. He taught himself to play the guitar and soon switched to bass. Banner played in many bands and had his greatest commercial success with the original Molly Hatchet. He played on the 1st 4 albums. Banner was also predeceased by his sister Barbara, nephew Christopher and 3 uncles. Survivors include his wife DeeDee Richter, children PJ (Amanda) and Jocelyne (Joey), stepchildren Jessica (James), Raymond, Will, Cory (Trish), brothers Mike (Judy) and Dorse (Holly), grandchildren Wil, Kyleigh, Victoria, Amanda Willingham, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Banner was loved by his family and friends. He was respected within the musical community and admired worldwide. Nothing will ever be the same again here on earth, but heaven has the greatest rhythm section ever. Several public Celebrations of Life Events will be held. In lieu of flowers please donate to help with expensed. Check Facebook for further information.


Banner Harvey Thomas


Karen Carpenter

3 août , 2021

I met Banner years ago in Crystal River Florida while he played music with his band Angels Flight at the port Paradise lounge. We had some great times back then !! I just wanted to remember him today he was the best guitar player and friend! I hope you are playing your music in heaven.😊

Doug Scott

15 janvier , 2018

Rest in Peace Banner, fun times in Jax Beach glad to have known you.

Steve Parr

31 juillet , 2017

Banner was a dear friend and, while I'll certainly miss him, I'll always remember his easy manner in everything he did.

During a photo shoot he once said to me "I'd tell you to shoot my good side, but I haven't had one of those since the 70's."

That's the Banner I'll always remember, and that'll make me smile...

30 juillet , 2017

i will miss my friend, always....from your favorite muskateer...love ya mir

Lori Toms

18 juillet , 2017

Banner, I'll never forget u, I met u in a small bar in Brunswick ga. U were playing in big engine then. I seen u a few more times after, sports bar, and Casseys.. U had stopped smoking then, and was eating candy, orange slices, so all times after I see u. Orange slices it was, got right on stage And gave them too u. U would just smile the biggest smile. R. I. P Banners.. Burning sage smoke and prayers going up for family

jim ranno

13 juin , 2017

Banner we partied together in 2004 I worked security at boot hill Saloon for bike week your awesome thanks for all the memories brother rest well my friend

29 mai , 2017

My prayers goes out to the Thomas family. May your memories bring joy to your hearts and may our heavenly Father comfort you at this most difficult time.

18 mai , 2017

Very sorry for banner Thomas passing , may God comfort his family and friend . Happy are those who morn . Matthew 5:4

8 mai , 2017

Rest in peace Banner.
You will never be forgotten.
My condolences to your loved ones.

JoAnne Opavs

7 mai , 2017

R.I.P. Banner