STEPHENVILLE—A visitation for Terrence Louie Thomas, 78, will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Terry was born and raised in El Paso, Texas to Louie Morgan and Nancy Grace Thomas. Terry enjoyed a successful 40-year career with the El Paso Natural Gas Company and retired in 1994 as a director. 

Upon retirement, he and his wife spent time in their cabin in Timberon, New Mexico. With a lifelong appreciation for the great outdoors, Terry enjoyed camping, hiking and fishing. 

He was an avid gun and knife collector and pursued hobbies such as refinishing antique lanterns. 

He and Rita relocated to Stephenville in 2000 where they created many happy memories with their kids and grandkids. Terry’s strong faith in the Lord deepened through the years and helped him lead his family with grace, dignity and strength. 

Terry is survived by his loving wife of 58 wonderful years, Rita Myers Thomas. He also leaves behind four children, (daughter) Terri Cay and Paul Andow of Stephenville, (son) Kevin and Melanie Thomas of El Paso, (son) Lorne and Christine Thomas of Denton, and (son) Troy and Michelle Thomas of Odessa. His legacy of love includes 14 precious grandchildren and a dedicated canine companion, Tino. 

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