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Ronald Lee Thomas, 83, of Fort Myers, FL died June 4th, 2019 in Fort Myers.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials: Donor’s Choice.
Ronald was born August 27, 1935 at their family home in Spring Lake Township, IL; the son of J L and Mable Thomas. He married Judith Marie Taylor on June 29, 1957 in Forest City, IL.
Ronald worked for many years as a teacher, coach, school bus driver and driver’s education instructor. During the summers, he took on jobs from mining in Colorado to working the fields in Illinois. He was an active member of various churches including Saybrook Christian Church in Saybrook, IL, First Christian Church in Salem, IL, and Westside Christian Church in Springfield, IL. His favorite hobby was playing cards with his sons or anyone else who would play…and being involved with his grandchildren/great grandson.
Ronald leaves behind to cherish his memory: siblings, Sunne Bea Thomas of Oro Valley, AZ., and Rose Statham of Belleville, IL; children, John (Julie) Thomas of Fort Myers, FL, and their children Broch (Zara) Thomas and Taylor (Joshua) Stevenson and their son Malakhi (19 months); David (La Vonne) Thomas of Richmond Hill, GA, and their children Nick (11) and Cole (10); and Michael (Shelly) Thomas of Normal, IL and their children Paige (Ross) Blumhorst, Ben (15), Lauren (13), and Sean (10).
Ronald was preceded in death by his loving wife of 60 years, Judith Marie, daughter Rebecca Lynn, his brother Richard and his brother Kenny.
The Baldwin Brothers Funeral Home of Ft Myers has been entrusted with the care of Ronald.