Howard M. Thomas

Published 4:12 pm Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Howard M. Thomas, 82, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Monday, February 1, 2016 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Texas.
Howard was born November 16, 1933 in Monahans, Texas to William “Bill” Thomas and Jessie Mae Solsbery Thomas.  He was a resident of Port Neches for 64 years and retired from Texaco with 33 years of service in the chemical lab.  He was a member of First Baptist Church Port Neches and the First Baptist R.A.’s and a member of Port Neches Masonic Lodge # 1163.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Port Neches with Reverend Rob Jones officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park.
Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary service to begin at 6:00 p.m. at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches.
Howard was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Carnahan Thomas, and his brother, Jim Thomas.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 30 years, Frances Rose Thomas of Port Neches, Texas; daughter, Terre Zeigler and husband Chris of Florida; step-daughter, Darlene Quirk and husband, Greg of Elizabeth, Louisiana; step-sons, Darrell Abshire and wife, Lorie of Orange, Texas; Brian Abshire of Port Neches, Texas; brother, Homer “Butch” Thomas and wife, Betty of Port Neches, Texas; sister-in -law, Sandra Haven of Port Neches, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 2 great- grandchildren.

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