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SGT Riley Anthony Thomas, United States Army, Ret.

Born: Thu., Jun. 13, 1957
Died: Fri., Mar. 29, 2019

Committal Service with Military Honors

11:00 AM Fri., Apr. 05, 2019
Location: Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 06, 2019
Location: Tompkins Park

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SGT Riley Anthony Thomas
United States Army, Retired
June 13, 1957 - March 29, 2019

Riley Anthony Thomas, 61, of Sierra Vista, Arizona, passed away on March 29, 2019.

Interment with Military Honors will be held on Friday, April 5th, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Tompkins Park.

Riley was born in Riverside California to Anna B. Thomas and was raised in Waynesboro, Georgia. He graduated from Waynesboro High School in 1976.

He proudly served with the Army and retired at the rank of Sergeant. During his distinguished career he received many awards some of which included, National Defense Service Medal and Southwest Asia Service Medal with one Bronze Star among others.

Riley was preceded in death by his mother the late Anna B. Thomas, and his grandmother the late Lillie M. Mathis.

Riley leaves behind to mourn his wife Gloria Thomas; daughter Germanik Thomas (James); sons, Riley Thomas Jr. (Brittany), Adrain Thomas (Denise), Nickolaus Thomas (Gina); nine grandchildren; sisters, Patricia Lewis (Julian) and Terry Mobley (Tommy); and several nieces and nephews.

I didn’t know that morning that God was going to call your name, In life I loved you dearly, in death I do the same.  It broke my heart to lose you, you did not go alone, for part of me went with you, the day God called you home.  You left me peaceful memories, your love will be my guide and though I cannot see you, you are always by our side.  Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same but, as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

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