Robert L. Thomas
FRANKLIN — Robert Lewis Thomas, 74, passed away on Dec. 1, 2019, in Sentara Obici Hospital.
Born in Norfolk and reared in Franklin, he was a son of the late Lewis Monroe and Rubie Butler Thomas, and was also predeceased by a twin brother, Edward Monroe Thomas.
Robert was a 1965 graduate of Franklin High School, and served in the Air Force.
He had retired as an electrician for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and was a member of High Street United Methodist Church.
Robert really enjoyed fishing with his daughters.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 43 years, Linda Kauss Thomas; two daughters, Stacey Thomas Drake and husband, Joey of Newsoms; and Kristy Thomas Cotton and husband, Darryl of Suffolk; a sister, Barbara T. Smith of Suffolk; a sister-in-law, Sue Thomas of Newport News; a host of nieces and nephews; and three grand-dogs, Chief, Foxy and HD.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Wright Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathan Decker officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Rosemont Cemetery in Sedley.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home, and suggests that memorial donations be made to any favorite charity.