David Eugene “Bo” Thomas

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

David Eugene “Bo” Thomas, 79, of Oxford, passed from this life, Monday, July 5, 2021, at Fulton County Hospital in Salem.

He was the son of the late Filo and Cordie Lee Miller Thomas. Bo was a retired farmer and loved fishing and hunting. He also had a profound love for his wife, children and grandchildren. Bo was a true friend to all and was always there in the time of need for anyone that would accept his help. He was not only a great husband to his wife of 62 years but a great father to his children. Bo was always quick with a smile and could always make you feel at home. He professed his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ to his family and had a personal relationship with the Lord.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Eugene Thomas of Oxford and Kenny Jones of Manila; six brothers, Thelbert “Shot” Thomas, Jack, George, Danny, Larry and Albert Dow; and three sisters, Tootsie Towel, Bug Woodward and Doodle Ervin.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ester Faye Thomas; daughter, Judy Hulse and husband Darrel of Paragould; son, Gerald “David” Thomas and wife Kathy of Oxford; six brothers, Jeep Thomas of Monette, Bill Thomas of Clinton, Dean Thomas of Shirley, Harvey Thomas of Leachville, Tony Thomas of Concord, Johnny Thomas of Cash; four sisters, Linda Pendergrass of Monette, Debby Pemberton of Leachville, Joanie Cantrell of Monette and Mary Masterson of Charleston, S.C. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 14 step-great-grandchildren.

I never saw a man more loving toward family or stranger. Greatly missed and never forgotten.

Pallbearers will be George Barajas, Steven Pendergrass, Wayne Sexton, Jeremy Gooch, Justin Hill and Joshua Gooch.

Funeral services are Friday, July 9, beginning at 2 p.m. at Doty Family Funeral Service Chapel in Salem. Burial will follow in Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 12 noon.

Arrangements are entrusted to Doty Family Funeral Service of Salem.