Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR


Gordon Fulson Thomas "Sunny"

January 24, 1948March 20, 2020

Gordon Fulson Thomas (Sunny) 72, of Fort Smith, AR passed on March 20, 2020. He was born January 24, 1948 in Fort Smith, AR. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tanyeka Danyiele Thomas; parents, Kathryn Thomas, Henry Thomas and five brothers.

Gordon was a decorated Vietnam Veteran. He loved fishing, reading and spending time with loved ones and studying the most high God.

Survivors include one son, Ra’ka Thomas of Fort Smith, AR; three daughters, Keziya Apodaca (Paul) and Adia Thomas of Tulsa, OK; Akilah McGhee (Shaun) of Colorado Springs, CO; three grandchildren, Kamaria Elaine Smith and Amir Z’ Ahid Smith of Fort Smith, AR, Azariah McGhee of Colorado Springs, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gordon was peacefully laid to rest at Fort Smith National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Gordon Fulson Thomas "Sunny"

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Gwendolyn Pledger

March 28, 2020

Gordon (Sunny) my fifth brother to pass on, with four of us left, Helen M. Locklin (Howard), Gwendolyn Thomas Pledger (Wesley), Dr. Tabiri H. Thomas Tabasuri, and Charles Edward Thomas. We loved each other in life as well as in death. At this time our hearts are heavy. “Knowing God has made it easier to bear”. Our brother Sunny is now resting in the arms of the most high God. Rest In Peace my brother, we love you.

Bonnie Willis Jones

March 24, 2020

RIP, Sunny has always been cool with me......Family!

Mattie Piggee

March 23, 2020

Sorry to hear for your loss Sunny will be greatly missed, love you Mattie and Raven Piggee.

Danny Mays

March 22, 2020

Sunny was the perfect name for our homeboy!!! He always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. Hope you, my brothers, Buddy Boy and all our other soldiers kick it together until we all meet again. To Waymee and the girls, our thoughts, prayers and love are with you now and in the days ahead. Blessings and Love!!!

Carl Jordan Jr.

March 21, 2020

Boyhood friends from the
"Old" Southside, Vietnam Veterans!
Rest In Peace my Brother!!!