Brad Lee Thomas

August 7, 1975 - May 7, 2022
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Brad Lee Thomas August 7, 1975 – May 7, 2022   Brad Lee Thomas, 46, of Springfield, Mo., passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022. He was born August 7, 1975, in Temple, Texas, and was a graduate of Waxahachie (Texas) High School. Brad was a loyal and caring friend to many, regardless of whether he had known you for years orContinue Reading

Debbie Simurda left a message on May 27, 2022:
My deepest sympathies to Brad’s family and friends.
Howard Brewer left a message on May 27, 2022:
My deepest condolences to the family. I always enjoyed working with Brad when He lived in the DFW area and would come by Mainstreet. Blessings of peace, hope, protection and prosperity be with Tamra and sons as they continue life.
Heather Troglin (Rutledge) left a message on May 12, 2022:
I am so sorry to hear about Brad. He was such a funny, loyal and sweet friend. My love and condolences to his friends and family.
Sergio Ramos left a message on May 12, 2022:
Praying for Shirley, David, and Brad’s family. May God comfort you with His grace during this difficult time. Beesh is a good man, called home way too soon, and who’s memory will live on in his family. God bless the Thomas family.
Dana (Williams) James left a message on May 12, 2022:
Brad was one of those guys you never forget. I haven't seen him in probably 30 years. We graduated from WHS together. He was always such a nice guy with a great personality. Many hugs and prayers to his friends and family. Heaven definitely gained an angel!
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Anita smith left a message on May 12, 2022:
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Judy Brooks left a message on May 11, 2022:
There are so many wonderful memories of Brad that I would never be able to choose one. For more years than I can count our two families vacationed together in Hot Springs. Our children literally grew up together vacationing on Lake Hamilton. Oh, the laughter, and sharing stories out on the deck till the wee hours. And, never forget the race to the boat, that ended up with such a splash!!! I will forever cherish those precious memories. Brad, you are forever loved, and will be missed beyond words. But, oh, the reunion you are having with your dad!!! We will meet again soon!!! Love you, sweet boy.
Calvin Durham left a message on May 11, 2022:
My memories of Brad go back to his birth but one memory stands out in the summer of 1980 and the Thomas and Durham went to the mountains of southern New Mexico together in one car to introduce the Thomas family to the mountains and outdoors for the first time in their lives. All four of the kids were ages 5-9 if I properly recall. We did Carlsbad, White Sands, fishing, camping, but the one event that stands out is almost prophetic and surreal. Stopping at the canyon overlook between Cloudcroft and Alamogordo, Larry and I led the way down the steep incline in very dry August weather to a beautiful waterfall at the bottom of the canyon hundreds of feet below. Larry took the pictures. Years later I would return with my family in wet weather and decided to again go down the slope to the memories of the waterfall. The ground was crusted as I took a step but under the surface it was mud and I began to slide. I slid over two drop-offs of 3-4 feet but maintained balance as my son above saw me disappear over the cliff and began to yell. . Approaching the third drop off of over 20 feet by God’s grace my heels dug deep to a stop just inches from the precipice. Bruised, cut, and shaken I began the 50 yard climb upward to safety. Now these 42 years later Larry, Brad, and my son John are again together only this time with Jesus, and the rest of us remain. There are no explanations as to why. I know that all too well. Although we are seven generationally removed cousins, we are far better friends forever. My love to every member if Brad’s family - especially David and Shirley that we have known closely all these years. Calvin & Beverly Durham
Dylan, Alissa, and Brody Silva left a message on May 11, 2022:
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Clancy Hayes left a message on May 11, 2022:
For years I heard Larry talk with pride concerning his two sons. When I met his boys, I understood. The sons were quite different from one another, but both highly intelligent and talented. It saddens my heart that one of Larry and Shirley's boys is gone too early. My prayers go out to his sons. May they always think of their dad with adoration and love. I pray God will protect their hearts and minds. May Shirley and David stand strong for these young men. I love the family more than I can express.
Tresa McBee left a message on May 10, 2022:
Tamra, we are heartbroken for you, the boys and everyone who loved Brad. He was one of the kindest and nicest people I have known. That a stranger would feel called to post here after a brief encounter is testament to his quiet, genuine humanity. Our world is a lesser place without the likes of Brad. He was of the good ones. Our love, Tresa, Matt & Miles
Craig Dishman left a message on May 10, 2022:
Jennifer and I were so heartbroken to hear about Brad's passing. We have so many great memories of our times together in Texas through church, as a couple of of course with our kids. We always enjoyed spending time with the family. We will continue to pray for healing.
Jessica Ross left a message on May 10, 2022:
I wanted to extend my condolences to Brad's family. I did not know Brad, but I was at the scene of the accident on Saturday. I, my boyfriend, and a friend came upon a small group of individuals that were performing life-saving measures on him about 20 minutes after the accident happened. My boyfriend immediately jumped in to help give CPR as he is certified, and they all stayed for 2 hours trying to save him until paramedics arrived on scene. Humanity really proved itself that day when so many selfless people stepped in without a thought. So many Search and Rescue volunteers and first responders were on scene as quickly as they could be. Just know that everyone did their absolute best to save him. It is truly tragic what happened, and I can't imagine what your family is going through. I hope you all can find peace in the coming days through the love and memories you have of Brad.
Paula Rutledge left a message on May 10, 2022:
I had the pleasure of meeting Brad on Saturday because he volunteered to drive his vehicle to the trailhead from the area where our group was to meet and park. He was so instantly likable because he was so friendly and enthusiastic about hiking. I am so deeply saddened and shaken by this tragedy and his untimely death. Please know I grieve his loss with you, despite my only knowing him a short time. I also want you to know so many hikers came together that day in great effort to save his life, before the medics could arrive. Many more of us were crying and praying for his life. I want you to know he was treated with the same love and sense of urgency and care we would have treated our own family member. Your dear Brad passed in the midst of great love from those around him. I am so deeply sad our best efforts could not save him. Many hikers in AR grieve with you this day. I, for one, will never forget your dear Brad. May your family experience great love and comfort from those closest to you. I am so very sorry for your great loss.
Marcus Dycus left a message on May 10, 2022:
I am so sorry to hear about Brad. I was camping at kyles landing when it happened and I wanted to hug the family when I heard. I pray for the wife and kids and family of Brad, and hope they find peace in the chaos that life throws at us.
RaVonda Sanon/Family/Rise and Shine LC left a message on May 10, 2022:
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Heather Shrum left a message on May 10, 2022:
Thank you for the friendship that you shared with everyone and all the smiles you brought to the group. You will be a cherished memory that all of us hold on to.
Beverly Robberson Cupp left a message on May 9, 2022:
So many wonderful memories of my sweet nephew fill my mind and heart. He loved family so much, and family loved him wholeheartedly. He was kind, loyal, honest, dependable - the best of the best!
Bernice Wiggins Davis left a message on May 9, 2022:
Our hearts ache with you, but we have the promise of comfort & peace. Shadows of sadness surround you now but “joy cometh in the morning”. Love & Prayers, The Wiggins Cousins & Families
Dawn Vaughn left a message on May 9, 2022:
I've known you over 20 years as we worked together & both of us just starting out in our careers in an office in downtown Fort Worth. We witnessed the devastation of September 11th and how that impacted all of us on from that workday. We'll never forget! Just as we will never forget you! We got to know & your family through your stories and adventures and knew how much your family meant to you. The absolute world! You were truly a brilliant and hard working soul and our office just will never be the same without you. Thank you so much for everything through the years from your wisdom and friendship. You will always be missed Brad!
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Joe Dulworth left a message on May 9, 2022:
Our heartfelt condolences to Brad's family and friends. We here at Textile Technologies have all worked with Brad for over 20 years. We are completely devastated with his loss. May he rest in peace and all of his family and friends find peace with time.
Greenlawn left a message:
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