Mr. Randy Eugene Thomas, 68, of Woodbury, Tennessee passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2023. He was born in Great Falls, Virginia on Sunday, January 9, 1955. Preceding him in death were his parents, Nelson Ray and Sally Olean Thomas; grandparents, Wiley Gray "Pete" and Beulah Lee Thomas; and brother, David Thomas.
He is survived by his sons, Jessie Thomas of Ohio and Randy Thomas, Jr. of Florida; daughters, Leighann Thomas of Florida and Sarah Thomas of Virginia; sister-in-law, Ginny Thomas of Woodbury; brothers, Dennis (Sherry) Thomas of Smithville and Danny Thomas of Readyville; sister; Rebecca (Alan Villanueva) Thomas of McMinnville; cousins, JT Thomas and Larry Thomas; nieces, Sheena Turner, Alison (Randall) Ingram, and Tiffany (Christopher) Williams; nephews, Cesar Omar Thomas, Carlos Oscar Thomas, and Matthew Luz Thomas; great nieces, Kaylee Sienna George, Hannah Renee George, Vera Jane Morgan, Ruth Ann Williams, and Chloe Ingram; great nephews; David Andrew George, Riley Niemyer, Vincent Williams, Ryan Williams, Jordan Williams, and Carter Ingram; and step-great niece, Kiara Villanueva.
"When writing the story of your life, never let anyone else hold the pen." - Harley Davidson
Never was a truer statement said for how Randy lived his life. He was raised by his grandparents in Virginia, attending Langley High School in Fairfax. With a sizable age gap between him and his siblings, Randy was already on to what he believed would be bigger and better things by the time they were around. He lived a rough and tumble life that took him down many different roads.
And many of those roads were taken on a motorcycle. A Harley Davidson was the only bike for him. and Randy found a group of kindred wild and free spirits in a motorcycle club. They became like a family for him and shared several road trips together. Tuning out the world on long rides was an escape for Randy, and the anthem of each ride was often something from classic or hard rock. Bob Sieger, AC/DC, and Metallica made it to the top of his list on favorite artists and bands.
Then as Randy grew in age and wisdom, he decided it was time to make some big changes in his life. He moved to Tennessee and began a lawn care business, but work wasn't the only area of his life he wanted to change. In fact, that was the least of his concerns. Randy started going to AA meetings almost every day and even reconnected with his siblings. That rough biker exterior faded when you saw him with his little buddy, Zoe the Pomeranian.
Instead of being so worried about being in control of his life, Randy learned that he needed to avoid taking life for granted. So, it is only right to finish his story with how it started. "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Ride and live today because we don't know when we can match our chemistry." - Harley Davidson
Visitation will be held at Gentry-Smith Funeral Home on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 12-2 pm. Memorial services will follow on Friday, February, 3, 2023 at 2 pm in the Gentry-Smith Funeral Home chapel. Tim Gentry will officiate. Interment will be in Center Hill Cemetery.
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