Published: Tuesday, February 8th, 2005
Bruce Thomas, 58, of Tucumcari, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Thomas was born Sept. 29, 1946 in Artesia. He and his wife, Gayle, have lived in Tucumcari since 1973. He was the senior vice president and cashier of the original First National Bank where he was on the board of directors for this bank and later, Norwest Bank. He also had worked for Wells Fargo. He was a member of the Tucumcari BPO Elkes Lodge 1172. He served on the Tucumcari/ Quay County Chamber of Commerce. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He had also been a member of the Rotary. Survivors include his wife Gayle; a daughter, Stacey Lynn Thomas of Clovis; a brother Gary Thomas of Dallas; a sister Kay Thomas McKee of Artesia; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are today at 2 p.m. at the Dunn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tom Broom officiating. Pall bearers are Vic Worley, Kem Rogers, Craig Cosner, Gale Brown, Don Neese and Darryl Rigdon. Burial is in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
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