Willie Faye Thomas
June 07, 1940 - February 03, 2020
Willie Faye Thomas passed away in his hometown of Bogalusa, LA on February 3, 2020 at the age of 79. He was born in Tylertown, MS on June 7, 1940.
He proudly served his country for four years in the United States Army. He was a retired millwright, a job that he loved. He was a loving family man and nothing brightened his day more than seeing his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia Borel Thomas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Gina & Joe Miller of Kokomo, MS and Tina & Trampus Stewart of Thomas, LA; his son and daughter-in-law, Chad & Linda Thomas of Sun, LA; seven grandchildren, Kyle (Emily) Cochran, Jeremy (Martha) Thomas, Cannon (Emily) Thomas, Blaine Stewart, Hollie Miller, Heather Miller, and Ryan Mizell; his great grandchildren, Addisyn & Dawson Cochran, Lexi & Kenley Thomas, Brogan Mizell, Aubree Lee Stewart and her mother, Cassidy Perry; two brothers, Edward (Andrea) Thomas and Samuel (Cindy) Thomas; three sisters, Janice (Jack) Thomas, Hilda (Royce) Alford, and Cassandra (Jeff) Hines; two brothers-in-law, Buddy (Betty) Borel and Charles (Earline) Borel. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by is parents, Sampson & Edith Thomas and two of his brothers, Alton & William Thomas.
Services celebrating his life will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home & Crematory in Bogalusa, LA. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. then continuing on Friday, February 7th at 9:00 a.m. until service begins at 11:00 a.m. Rev. David Easterling and Mr. Thomas’ nephew, Sam Thomas will officiate. Interment to follow at Thomas Cemetery in Thomas, LA.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kyle Cochran, Dawson Cochran, Blaine Stewart, Cannon Thomas, Jeremy Thomas, Chuck Borel, Johnny Crain, Jr., and Brandon Penton.