CARIBOU – David A. Thomas, 74, died Aug. 25, 2013, at Caribou following a long illness. He was born Oct. 6, 1938, in Caribou, the son of the late Alfred and Evelyn (Warnock) Thomas.
He was a 1956 graduate of Caribou High School and worked for many years at his family’s business, Northeastern Supply Company. He then worked as a sales representative for Bushmann’s of Lewiston for over 28 years. Mr. Thomas was an active member of Caribou United Baptist Church, where he served as a church deacon, chairman of the Board of Deacons, usher, as well as serving on and being part of numerous other church committees and groups.
Surviving in addition to his loving wife of over 52 years, Marial (Espling) Thomas of Caribou are his two sons and daughters-in-law, Kurt and Donna Thomas of Illinois and James and Nora Thomas of Caribou; one daughter, Lori Thomas of Dummerston, Vt.; two sisters, Harriet Jackson of Thornton, Texas, and Beverly Hightower and her husband, David, of Texas; eight grandchildren, John Thomas and wife, Stephanie, Traci Rogers and husband, Ryan, Danielle Thomas, Desirae Bouiler, Heather Calcasola and husband, Chris, Scott Johnson and Kristin Goddard, and Allison and husband, Michael Tysinger; five great-grandchildren, Demari Thomas, Reese Rogers, Kayli Thomas, Lilliana and Adalynn Calcasola; two sisters-in-law, Annella Thomas of Caribou and Janice Thomas of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Thomas was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Richard and Fred; and two brothers-in-law, Bill Jackson and Alwin Espling.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Caribou United Baptist Church, with the Rev. John Kiehn and Pastor Troy Heald officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Following the service all are invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshments in the church dining hall. Friends who wish to contribute in Mr. Thomas’s memory may do so through Caribou United Baptist Church memorial fund; or the charity of one’s choice. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.