OBITUARY

Dwight Alvah Thrash

October 18, 1932May 2, 2018

Services for Dwight A. Thrash, 85, of Lufkin, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Mark Newton officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park under the auspices of the Lufkin Masonic Lodge No. 669, A.F. & A.M. Mr. Thrash was born October 18, 1932 in Lufkin, Texas, the son of the late Elsie Rae (Smith) and Dwight Moody Thrash. He passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in a local hospital. Mr. Thrash was a loving husband, father, and “PaPa”. He was born and raised in Lufkin. Mr. Thrash was a retired banker and candy maker and was a graduate of the 1953 Class of Baylor. He enjoyed reading mystery novels. Mr. Thrash took pride in his red hair and was nicknamed “Red”. He was a member of Lufkin Masonic Lodge No. 669, A.F. & A.M. for more than 60 years, was a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite member, and a former Kiwanis Club member. He proudly served his country with the United States Army. Mr. Thrash was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church Lufkin. Survivors include his son, Dwight David Thrash of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Delesa and Thomas Schumacher of Corpus Christi; grandson, Mark Schumacher; granddaughter, Kathryn Scott and husband Benjamin; grandson, Joshua Schumacher; granddaughter, Lori Schumacher; granddaughter, Julie Schumacher; grandson, John Schumacher; and a host of other family members. In addition to his parents, Mr. Thrash was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Wanda Lou Thrash; and grandson, Michael Schumacher. Members of the Lufkin Masonic Lodge No. 669, A.F. & A.M. will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Schumacher, Joshua Schumacher and John Schumacher. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Dwight David Thrash, Son
  • Delesa and Thomas Schumacher, Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • Mark Schumacher, Grandson
  • Kathryn Scott and husband Benjamin, Granddaughter
  • Joshua Schumacher, Grandson
  • Lori Schumacher, Daughter
  • Julie Schumacher, Granddaughter
  • John Schumacher, Grandson
  • Mr. Thrash was also survived by a host of other family members.

    He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Wanda Lou Thrash; grandson, Michael Schumacher; and parents, Elsie Rae (Smith) and Dwight Moody Thrash.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Members of Lufkin Masonic Lodge No. 669, A.F & A.M., Active
  • Mark Schumacher, Honorary
  • Joshua Schumacher, Honorary
  • John Schumacher, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, May 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Biography

Services for Dwight A. Thrash, 85, of Lufkin, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Mark Newton officiating. Graveside services will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park under the auspices of the Lufkin Masonic Lodge No. 669, A.F. & A.M.
Mr. Thrash was born October 18, 1932 in Lufkin, Texas, the son of the late Elsie Rae (Smith) and Dwight Moody Thrash. He passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in a local hospital.
Mr. Thrash was a loving husband, father, and “PaPa”. He was born and raised in Lufkin. Mr. Thrash was a retired banker and candy maker and was a graduate of the 1953 Class of Baylor. He enjoyed reading mystery novels. Mr. Thrash took pride in his red hair and was nicknamed “Red”. He was a member of Lufkin Masonic Lodge No. 669, A.F. & A.M. for more than 60 years, was a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite member, and a former Kiwanis Club member. He proudly served his country with the United States Army. Mr. Thrash was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church Lufkin.
Survivors include his son, Dwight David Thrash of Lufkin; daughter and son-in-law, Delesa and Thomas Schumacher of Corpus Christi; grandson, Mark Schumacher; granddaughter, Kathryn Scott and husband Benjamin; grandson, Joshua Schumacher; granddaughter, Lori Schumacher; granddaughter, Julie Schumacher; grandson, John Schumacher; and a host of other family members.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Thrash was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Wanda Lou Thrash; and grandson, Michael Schumacher.
Members of the Lufkin Masonic Lodge No. 669, A.F. & A.M. will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Schumacher, Joshua Schumacher and John Schumacher.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com
Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.