OBITUARY

Mr. Dexter LeRoy Thomas

February 27, 1958August 4, 2018
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Dexter LeRoy Thomas was born February 27, 1958, the first-born child of Samuel and Gracie Thomas. A Dallas native, he was a 1976 graduate of Skyline High School. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington and received his degree in business administration. It was during his college years that he met his former wife, Debra Thomas and in 1994, their prayers were answered with the birth of their son, Brandon Chase.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Dexter pursued a career in insurance sales and very quickly advanced through the ranks toward management and full-service financial planning. Eventually, he struck out on his own as an independent broker opening Dexter Thomas Financial Services in 1995 and became very accomplished.

A committed Christian, Dexter was an active member of Carver Heights Missionary Baptist Church before joining Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in 1985. There he served as a leader in a variety of roles.

Throughout the metroplex and beyond, Dexter was well known, well respected and well loved.

Preceded in death by his grandparents, his father and brother, Dexter is survived by the pride of his life, his son, Chase; his mother, Mrs. Gracie Thomas, his sister, Debbie, his sister-in-law, Carolyn; nieces: Nicole, Sydney and Shelby, and his nephew, Drake. Other cherished survivors include Joseph Jordan (Christina), Kreston Plouche, his grandniece, Tailyn and grand nephews, Nicholas and Tahj, his aunt, Jeraldine Dennis, his uncle, Thomas Freeney and a host of other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11am, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, 1808 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX.  

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Committal Service Saturday, August 11, 2018
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Mr. Dexter LeRoy Thomas

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Chad Thomas

August 13, 2018

I always enjoyed spending time with Dexter. We all had some amazing moments with him. What an amazing role model and man and I'm so blessed to have been able to call him a TRUE friend. You will forever be missed. This isn't goodbye but a see you soon as you prepare a place for us all to visit again with you soon. Much Love!

Angela Dearing

August 13, 2018

I am beyond words. Dex and I have been close friends for years. I could call him anytime and he was there for me. He was a wonderful man. Will miss him everyday. Truly loved him.

George Christian

August 13, 2018

I will miss this guy and friend. We were in the financial services line of work. What a guy and he will be dearly missed.

Thanks, for your contribution to our world!

Jermaine Simpson

August 13, 2018

So sorry to hear of the passing of this good brother! Shocked and saddened. Definitely praying for the family as I know this is a difficult time.

Terri Fields

August 12, 2018

We shared classes in high school and our friendship continued through our years at OCBF.
Dexter never changed, always smiling and big hugs.
So many memories.
So little time here.
Forever with Our Savior.
Many prayers for his loving family,
Terri

Fonda Livingston

August 11, 2018

I remember locking myself out of my car at 7 Eleven on Wintergreen in DeSoto, Texas. Dexter pulled up in his SUV. After speaking to me, I asked him if he could do me a huge favor? He said, "Sure." I proceeded to tell him my dilemma and asked if he could drive me to my house to get my spare key? He laughed but didn't make me feel bad and said hop in. He took me home which wasn't very far from where we were. I got the spare key and we drove back to 7 Eleven. That meant a lot to me and I am forever grateful. God strategically placed him there at that very moment in my time of need.

R.I.P. my brother.

Forever in His grip,
Fonda

Glenda Baylor

August 11, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with the Thomas family during this time of sorrow. May the grace of God be your constant companion and source of comfort. Dexter's contagious smile and friendly greetings will be missed.

Michael & Kimberly Jolly

August 11, 2018

We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Dexter's passing. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to you at this time. Love from your OCBF family and the Children's Ministry. We are here for ya'll.

Kris and Nina Gines

August 11, 2018

We are absolutely in awe and pray continuously for the family our hearts are heavy to hear this news such a kind man

Lonnie & Deborah Shaw

August 11, 2018

To the Family of Dexter Thomas:

We are so shocked and saddened to hear of Dexter's passing. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to you at this time. May you be comforted by God's wonderful grace and in knowing Dexter is with HIM.

Lonnie & Deborah Shaw