Noel W. “Buck” Thomas Jr., 55, of Dittmer died Thursday, May 16, 2019, at his home. Mr. Thomas’s passion was riding dirt bikes, operating heavy equipment, working on cars and hanging with his dogs. Born Nov. 6, 1963, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Noel and Doris Thomas.
He is survived by two children: Jonathan (Mickayla Thompson) Thomas and Tiffany (John Adams) Thomas; six siblings: Doris (Ivan) Vollmer of New Baden, Ill., Brenda Perkins of Lonedell, Mary Jo (Bud) Declue of St. Clair, Karen (Steve) Yount of Dittmer, Teresa (Gerrell) Shelton of Dittmer and Dennis “Denny” (Emilie) Thomas of Dittmer; 15 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by two siblings: Danny “Jackson” Thomas and Sharon Souders; and one brother-in-law: Carl “Birdman” Perkins.
Celebration of life services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Karen Yount’s residence. Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel Hill Mortuary in Cedar Hill.