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Obituary: Donald Lee Thomas Jr.

Donald Lee Thomas Jr.

Donald Lee Thomas Jr.

Donald Lee Thomas Jr., 56, died on Jan. 18, 2010, in Prescott, Ariz. He was born on May 6, 1953, in Pensacola, Fla.

Donald was most proud of his children and grandchildren. He loved the outdoors, camping, shooting, fishing, off-roading and gold panning with his family and friends. Donald loved to travel with his family to adventurous places. He was a great friend to everyone, always true to help people. He was a renowned automotive technician in Prescott. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany as a tank mechanic.

Donald is survived by his wife of 28 years, Wendy; sons Jared (Melissa) Thomas of Prescott Valley, Michael Thomas of Prescott and Michael (Jen) Uzelac of La Mesa, Calif.; mother Mary Thomas of Prescott; brother Leigh Thomas of Tonasket, Wash.; and sister Jill (Mack) Sanders of Prescott. Survivors also include his grandchildren, Hayden, Bryley and Megan; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by his father, Donald L. Thomas Sr., and brother Tim Thomas.

Friends and family are invited to our celebration of Donald's life at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at the ramada at Watson Lake, 3101 N. Highway 89, Prescott.

Arizona Ruffner Wakelin Funeral home assisted the family with arrangements. Please visit to sign Donald's online guestbook.

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