Obituary photo of David Thomas, Dayton-OH
In Loving Memory of

David Lee Thomas

1943 - 2022
Obituary photo of David Thomas, Dayton-OH
In Loving Memory of

David Lee Thomas

1943 - 2022
Interment:
Dayton Memorial Park
Dayton, Ohio
Newcomer - North Dayton Chapel (937-235-1000) is assisting the family
DAVID LEE THOMAS, ENTERED INTO ETERNAL REST ON JANUARY 7TH, 2022. HE WAS BORN ON OCTOBER 15TH, 1943, IN INDIANOLA, MISSISSIPPI, TO THE LATE LIZZY GILES THOMAS AND ERVIN THOMAS.

DAVID GRADUATED IN 1963 FROM GENTRY HIGH SCHOOL, HOME OF THE MIGHTY RAMS, WHERE HE IN FACT DOMINATED THE BASKETBALL COURT.

DAVID DEVELOPED STRONG WORK ETHICS AT AN EARLY AGE. HE WOULD ATTEND SCHOOL THEN GO DIRECTLY TO WORK ON A FARM AFTERWARDS. DAVID DROVE THE SCHOOL BUS WHILE WORKING AT THE LOCAL BRICKYARD. THE LATE LIZZY GILES {HIS MOTHER} MADE SURE DAVID FOCUSED ON HIS EDUCATION. SHE WAS HARD ON HIM AT TIMES BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO MAKE SURE HE UNDERSTOOD THE BASICS OF BEING A PRODUCTIVE MAN IN SOCIETY. AFTER GRADUATING, DAVID MOVED TO OHIO AND BEGAN TO WORK AT G.H, &R FOUNDRY CAMPANY.

MR. THOMAS LOVED TRAVELING…ESPECIALLY TO HIS CHILDHOOD HOMETOWN MISSISSIPPI. HE ALSO LOVED SPORTS, FISHING AND BOWLING. HIS FAVORITE TEAMS WERE THE CINCINNATI REDS AND THE CLEVELAND BROWNS. WIN OR LOSE, HE WOULD FOREVER BE A CLEVELAND BROWNS FAN.

DAVID CONFESSED TO CHRIST AT AN EARLY AGE WHILE ATTENDING CHURCH IN THE BOYER COMMUNITY. HE WAS BAPTIZED AT KINGS SOLOMAN BAPTIST CHURCH BY HIS PASTOR W.M. PORTER.
DAVID LOVED THE LORD WITH ALL HIS HEART. HE READ HIS BIBLE AND LOVED REACHING OUT TO EVERYONE.

DAVIDS MOTTO WAS “LET YOUR WALK MATCH YOUR TALK” BUT MOST OF ALL HE LOVED SERVING THE LORD AND SPREADING THE GOSPELI HELPING TO SAVE SOULS.

FROM 2007 TO 2018 DAVID AND HIS BELOVED WIFE, KIMBERLY THOMAS, STARTED THEIR OWN CHURCH WHERE HE BEGAN PASTORIALSHIP AT THE NEW HOPE TEMPLE OF PRAISE CHURCH IN TROTWOOD, OH. PASTOR DAVID LEE THOMAS WOULD BOLDLY STAND UP BEFORE HIS CONGREGATION AND SAY “I AM GOING TO PREACH THE WORD OF GOD UNTIL GOD CALLS ME HOME. WHENEVER PASTOR DAVID AND HIS WIFE WERE AT AN EVENT, HE WOULD LOOK AROUND AND SAY” KIM, IT’S ENOUGH PEOPLE IN HERE TO HAVE CHURCH”. PASTOR DAVID LOVED MEDITATING ON GOD’S WORD WHILE WALKING OUTSIDE IN WHICH INSPIRED HIM TO START HIS OWN SUCCESSFUL LAWN AND SNOW REMOVAL COMPANY.

PASTOR DAVID WILL TRULY BE MISSED BY ALL. HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY 6 BROTHERS AND 6 SISTERS. HE LEAVES FOR CHERRISH HIS MEMORIES HIS FAITHFUL LOVING WIFE, KIMBERLY THOMAS, 4 CHILDREN, SHEILA {KEITH} NASH; DAYTON OH. LINDA P. DORSEY OF DAYTON OH. TASHA {CHRIS} PINELO OF FT THOMAS KENTUCKY; KEVIN {YOLANDA} THOMAS RIVERVIEW FLORIDA; NICOLE {CONRAD} ERVIN DAYTON OH. BRIAN TRAMMELL JR. DAYTON OH. 2 SIBLINGS, ERNEST RUTH THOMAS WILLIAMS AND OSCAR THOMAS; INDIANOLA MISSISSIPPI. 12 GRANDCHILDREN AND 1 GREAT GRANDCHILD. A HOST OR OTHER RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.

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Interment:
Dayton Memorial Park
Dayton, Ohio
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