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Roy “Peachy” Thomas

Funeral services for Roy “Peachy” Thomas, 91, of Fletcher Oklahoma, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Fletcher Oklahoma with Pastor Rodney Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Fletcher Cemetery under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Peachy passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Grants Pass, Oregon where he lived with Tina and Brian.

Roy Rex “Peachy” Thomas was born on December 4, 1927 north of Sterling, Oklahoma to Brownie and Juanita (Wilson) Thomas. Peachy was the next to the oldest of 9 kids. Peachy and the family moved northwest of Fletcher on and Indian Lease. Brownie and Juanita bought the farm across the road from the lease in 1939. He attended Midway and Fletcher Schools. Peachy married Lauretta Sanders in Rockwall, TX on May 6, 1946. The two were married for 72 years, 7 months, and 22 days upon Lauretta’s death on January 1, 2019. Peachy and Lauretta had 1 son, Roy Lynn and 1 daughter, LaRae Thomas Whitfield. They raised 2 of the 4 grandkids, Roy “Pete” Thomas and Tina Thomas Garncarz. Peachy and Lauretta had 2 other grandkids: Dawn and Diana Whitfield; 17 great grandkids; and 18 great great grandkids. Peachy farmed with his Daddy until 1975 where Peachy and Lauretta bought the “Home Place” from his parents. Peachy and Lauretta farmed the Ice Place, West Place, and Indian Lease. In 1955, he and Lauretta bought the Fletcher Grocery Store and sold it in 1965. Peachy and Lauretta bought the Locker Plant in 1965 and sold it to Gary Hutson in 1975. They farmed the Home Place and a second farm they bought in 1980 until 2010 when the Home Place was handed down to Diana and Josh Drown. The second farm was handed down to Bruce Whitfield in 2010. Peachy also was a retired volunteer fireman and volunteer ambulance driver. Peachy loved his family, friends, farming, camping, and helping others.

He is survived by 1 sister, Ann Thomas; 3 brothers: Buddy, Tony, and Phil Thomas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by wife, Lauretta Thomas; 1 daughter, LaRae Whitfield; granddaughter, Dawn Whitfield; his parents: Brownie and Juanita Thomas; 3 sisters: Joy Fay Crumpton, Barbara Crabree, and Betty Ham; and 1 brother, Bill Thomas.

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