Robert Keith "Bob" Thomas

December 7, 1951January 29, 2018

Robert Keith Thomas, 66, of Fort Wayne died on Monday, Jan 29, 2018 at home. Born in Fort Wayne, Bob lived most of his life here. He was the son of the late Jean (Vachon) Thomas and Robert Thomas. Retired from chemical sales, Bob enjoyed motorcycling, especially trips to South Dakota. He had a contagious laugh and will be missed by many. He is survived by children, Jonathan R. (Melissa) of Canton, GA; Jason M. (Chalise) of Stockbridge, GA; and Jennifer L. (Phillip) Bredemeyer of Ossian as well as 14 grandchildren; sisters, Sandra Philbee and Marsha Junk both of Fort Wayne. Celebration of life gathering will be from 2-4 pm on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Turnstone.


  • Gathering of Friends and Family Saturday, February 3, 2018

Robert Keith "Bob" Thomas

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Joe Crabill

February 6, 2018

I work with Bob at Vera he was a nice guy always making you laugh.So sorry to hear of his passing glad I got to work with him.Rest in Peace.

Melissa Pine

February 4, 2018

Prayers are with his immediate family. Bob was a good man. When I was a little kid I loved this guy because when I met Uncle Bob he had this amazing laugh that made you feel happy, He was so kind and I remember he was making Salmon and made me a plate. I've never met someone who was so happy for life. I'm glad I got to hug him and say Hi when he came out to South Dakota on his bike. Fly high Bob Thomas you will be missed and never forgotten. God Bless

Debbie Hires (Thomas)

February 4, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I only found out today(2/5). I wish we all could have had a closer relationship as we were half- siblings. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family.

Kim Haws

February 2, 2018

I worked with Bob at Vera Bradley. Such a nice guy with a great smile. I enjoyed getting to know a little about his life and the times we talked while working in walkback together. I will miss him. Your family is in my prayers.

Kim Jakubowski

February 2, 2018

Dear Jonathan and Thomas family...I am terribly sorry for your sudden loss of your beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend. Know that we are sending thoughts of comfort to you all during this difficult time.

Judy Williamson

February 2, 2018

Bob was such a likeable person. We worked together at Vera Bradley from the very beginning. There was 8 of us who went to 3rd shift together from Manpower when we got hired onto Vera Bradley. He was a pleasure to work with, laugh and talk too. My husband work on his truck different times. Mike enjoyed talking to Bob. My thoughts and prayers are to his family and all his friends. Sorry I'm unable to attend his funeral. He sure will be missed.

Judy and Mike Williamson
Roanoke, Indiana

Monte Ice

February 2, 2018

Bob was a blessing as a co-worker that I was privileged to know for the past year or so. The numerous messages that I read here are a testimony to his character and outgoing nature.

Christina Homier

February 2, 2018

Bob you will be missed. I worked with you at vera you was a awesome lead. Prayers to his family, he was a good guy..may you rest in peace...

bonnie lee

February 1, 2018

I had the honor of working with Bob for a few years before he retired from VB. Definitely a blessing to work with. he will surely be missed.

Jayne Garcia

February 1, 2018

Dear Ann, Jonathan, Jason and Jennifer, I am so sorry to hear about Bob. He always had a smile. I cant remember an unkind word coming from him. Hold on to your memories. Jayne Garcia