Elvis Eugene Thomas
December 13, 1925 – June 7, 2019
Elvis was born on December 13, 1925 in Rotan, Texas to Arthur Dee and Audie Mae Thomas.
In 1943, he left school and enlisted in the U.S. Navy to serve his country during World War II. He was an Aviation Boatswains Mate Third Class and worked on the flight deck of the Aircraft Carrier USS Rudyerd Bay CVE-81 while deployed in the South Pacific. He came home on leave and married Rachel Forgy in July, 1945 before returning to finish his Navy Tour. After his discharge in February 1946, he returned home where they started their family and had two sons. Around 1950, they moved the family to Grand Prairie where Elvis went to work at L.T.V. After a few years at L.T.V, he went to work for Sears Roebuck Auto Center. He fought a battle with Dementia which left him being cared for at Town Hall Estates Nursing Home for the last 10 years of his life.
He is proceeded in death by his wife Rachel, his parents, a brother, and two sisters.
He is survived by his three sons, Kenneth (Cindi), Ronald (Joanne), Weldon (Kim) all of Arlington. He has one sister, Betty Jo Cogburn of Alaska. He also has six grandsons and one granddaughter. There are numerous great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. There are also numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Please come and help us celebrate his life during the visitation at Moore Funeral Home on Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. for a funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to be sent in his name to Community Hospice of Texas
- Visitation Thursday, June 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019
- Graveside Service Friday, June 14, 2019