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Paul Reid Thomas

December 9, 1953 — October 18, 2022

Paul Reid Thomas, 68, passed away October 18, 2022 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Interment will occur at a later date under the direction of Grace Gardens Funeral Home and Crematorium.

Paul was born December 9, 1953, to Wallace Hilton and Fern (Hartgraves) Thomas in Gatesville, Texas.

While growing up, Paul enjoyed being a member of the local Boy Scout Troop 254 and spending summers at Camp Tahuaya.  He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1969.

He graduated from McGregor High School in 1972, and later enlisted in the US Navy.  He served for 10 years as an aircraft navigation system technician, as well as a technical instructor.

After discharge from the US Navy, Paul continued his career working in aircraft technical and navigation systems.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents Wallace Hilton and Fern Thomas.

Survivors include a brother, James H. Thomas and wife Mary Jane of Llano, TX; a sister, Leslie T. White of North Richland Hills, TX; a niece Lara T Burdette and husband Matthew; two nephews, Andrew Thomas and David Thomas; and great niece and nephews Lilah Burdette, Ryan Burdette, and Miles Thomas.  Also surviving Paul are numerous cousins and friends.

For those desiring, the family has suggested the McGregor First United Methodist Church, 500 S. Madison Ave., McGregor, TX 76657, for memorial contributions.

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