Raymond “Tom” Thomas

Raymond “Tom” Thomas, 78, passed away suddenly due to Covid-19. He was born October 21, 1942, in Des Moines to Raymond and Dorcas (Coop) Thomas.

Tom retired from the Des Moines Fire Department as a Captain after 36 years of dedicated service. He was a Mason and Shriner belonging to East Gate Lodge and Za-Ga-Zig Shrine. Tom loved riding his Harley, going to casinos, karaoke night at the Eagle’s Lodge, and listening to music. His collection of CDs, records, and Hawaiian shirts was a sight to behold. Tom also loved to travel. He would go to the mixmaster, flip a coin, and that would determine which direction he would venture out into the world.

He is survived by his sons, Brian (Dawn) and Barry (Melissa) Thomas; grandchildren, Sierra, Katelynn (Ben), Conner, Jordan, Abigayle “Abby”, Ethan and Isabella “Izzy”; and great-grandchildren, Lylah, Brooklyn, Kayden and Braden.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Lindsay; and his parents.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. His cremated remains will eventually be laid to rest at Masonic Cemetery.

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Service Details

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Final Disposition
Masonic Cemetery
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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