Donald Ray “Duck” Thomas

Donald Ray “Duck” Thomas, of Groesbeck, formerly of Marlin, passed away Sunday, Dec. 26, 2001. Graveside services were held in Old Union Cemetery on Dec. 29, 2021, with Pastor Louis Neyland officiating.

Mr. Thomas was born on May 12, 1942, in Oletha, to Emmett and Gladys (Evans) Thomas. Donald was a rancher most of his life. He also worked in the auction barns in Hubbard, Groesbeck and Marlin for many years.  Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Josie Thomas of 37 years; and a sister, Joyce Kestler.

Survivors include his son, Michael Yates; daughter, Jennifer; granddaughter, Amy Yates; stepchildren, Frank, Michael, Jeanette Wojchowski, Glenda Hoes and her husband Ernest, and Pat Tobias and her husband Perry; nieces, Hope Thornbrough, Janett Gallegoes, Neicy Duke, Debbie Lenox and Dawn Favors; and nephews, Rick Kestler and Dickey Kestler.

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