Roy Lee Thomas

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Roy Lee Thomas, 62, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007. He was born Dec. 22, 1945, in Jonesboro to Felbert and Oleta Thomas. He grew up in the Mangrum Community and graduated from Caraway High School and Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology.

He was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ and was the manager of Area 4 for the Arkansas Department of Community Corrections. For many years he was a board member and treasurer of the Association of Adult Parole and Probation Officers (AAPPO). He also was a former member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

He was preceded in death by his father, Felbert.

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary; a son, Alex Ramierz; his mother, Oleta, who is known as Mama Jack to family and friends; two brothers, Ted Thomas and his wife, Helen, and Eddie Thomas, and his wife, Onita; eight nieces and nephews, DeAnna Phillips, Doug Thomas, Kristi Thomas, Kayla Thomas, Kirkley Thomas, Eric Branscum, Seth Crist and Maddie Smith; several great-nephews and great-nieces.

Pallbearers were Daryl Aikman, Danny Qualls, Wayne Ward, George Fisher, Cindy Richardson, and Rick Barker.

Honorary pallbearers were Paul Gary Brown, Dennis Finch, Dwight Gurley, Cary Meadows, Jerry Wayne Nall, Johnny McCord, Johnny Travis, Scott Hogan, Loretta Rohner, G. David Guntharp and employees and staff of Area 4 Department of Community Corrections.

The funeral was held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Langford-Bookout Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Jimmy Adcox officiating. Burial was in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family requests anyone wishing to leave a lasting memorial consider the American Cancer Society, 901 North University Ave., Little Rock 72203; or Southwest Church of Christ, 1601 James Street, Jonesboro 72401.

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