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Richard Charles Thomas

Posted 2019-02-11 by Judy Wight Branson
Camp Verde Bugle, Camp Verde, Arizona
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Richard Charles Thomas, 72, passed away at his home in Camp Verde,
Arizona, on Oct. 11, 2018. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on July 2,
1946, to Ruth Elizabeth (Bice) Thomas and George H. Thomas, Jr.

Dick attended school in Scottsdale, Hayden and Cottonwood, and
graduated from Mingus Union High School in Jerome in 1964.

He married Bessie (Lacey) Phillips in Clarkdale in 1977. During their
life together they lived in Cottonwood, Payson, Page, Phoenix and Casa
Grande, until they retired to Camp Verde in 2004.

Dick is survived by his wife of 41 years, Bessie; daughter, Mitzie
Christian (Alan); and sons, Barney Phillips (Cindy), Duke Phillips
(Linda) and James Thomas, all of Arizona; brothers, Don (Karin) and
Bill (Peggie) Thomas; and sister, Margie Beach (Dave); along with ten
grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces
and nephews who mourn his passing.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Aviant Hospice, 1756 E.
Villa Drive, Suite C, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, or Central Arizona Animal
Search and Rescue, P.O. Box 4394, Camp Verde AZ 86322.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m., at
Parkside Community Church, 401 Camp Lincoln Road, Camp Verde, Arizona.

Information provided by survivors.

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