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Clore-English Funeral Home

11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA

OBITUARY

Robert Walter "Dickie" Thomas Sr.

February 23, 1947January 11, 2020
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Robert Walter “Dickie” Thomas, Sr., 72, of Culpeper, VA, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA.

Born February 23, 1947 to David Walker Thomas and Mary Etta Shifflett Thomas, Dickie was a man who loved life. He worked for 55 years for Tyco-Rochester Corporation; he loved softball, his family and coaching from the sofa when his favorite teams, the Redskins and the Yankees, were playing.

Surviving Dickie is his wife, Mary Lee Thomas; children, Dickie Thomas, Jr. and his wife Lori, Greg Thomas and his wife Amy, Denise Sutphin and her husband Wayne; grandchildren, Travis Thomas, Taylor Thomas, Daykota Thomas, Ryleigh Thomas, Lauren Thomas, Brandon Thomas, Laci Thomas, Tyler Dorsey, Bryant Thomas, Graydon Thomas, Ashleigh Sutphin, Chris Sutphin; eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

In addition to his parents, siblings Virginia Shelton, Ellen Taylor, Ruby Bean, Alice Howarth, Tommy Thomas, Delma Thomas and grandson Joshua Thomas precede Dickie in death.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 16, 2020 in the chapel of Clore-English Funeral Home with Pastor Arthur Greene, Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Those serving as pallbearers are Jerry Compton, Chris Sutphin, Wayne Sutphin, Brandon Thomas, Taylor Thomas and Travis Thomas.

Fond memories and condolences of Dickie may be shared with the Thomas family through clore-english.com. The Thomas family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jerry Compton
  • Chris Sutphin
  • Wayne Sutphin
  • Brandon Thomas
  • Taylor Thomas
  • Travis Thomas

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Interment Following Funeral Services

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Patsy (Gentry) BROWN

January 20, 2020

Mary and Family,
So sad to hear of Dickie's passing. I will send this information to our other Classmates. Sending you hugs and prayers. May God bless you and all your Family in this time of sorrow.
Patsy (Gentry) Brown

William Bobby Scott

January 16, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss your dad will be missed
Wishing all of you the best and
may god be with you
Bobby & Margaret Scott

Donnie Johnston

January 15, 2020

Dickie was a nice guy. We played a lot of baseball and softball together and against each other. Good ball player and fine gentleman.
My sympathies.

Dickie Thomas Jr

January 14, 2020

He was the Greatest Father that a son could have you will be missed but you are in a better place Love You Dad

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