Arthur Ray “Rick” Thomas

December 02, 1955 ‒ February 19, 2017

Marion, Ohio

Arthur ‘Rick’ Thomas passed away peacefully at his home on February 19, 2017. Rick was born on December 2, 1955 to the late SSGT Billy Don Thomas Sr., Wichita Falls, Texas and Donna Mitchell, Marion, Ohio.

Rick was survived by his mother, Donna (Buddy) Mitchell, Marion, Ohio, three sons, Danny (Tara) Moore and Jesse (Lynsey Jackson) Thomas, both of Marion, Ohio, and Arthur ‘Ricky’ Thomas Jr. of Shamrock, TX, and 2 brothers, Billy Don (Brenda) Thomas of Wichita Falls, TX and Omar Mitchell, Marion, Ohio. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Special mention to his sons’ moms and lifelong friends, Betty Thomas, Marion, Ohio, and Nancy Martinez, Shamrock, Texas. Also his special friend Rhonda Sullivan and her children. Cody Hartley and Trent Loper were always by his side and there for his son, Jesse. A special thanks to hospice for their care.

Rick touched many lives in his adventurous life, including those of all his ‘kids’ here in Marion, Ohio. He was known as Dad or Pops by all of his sons friends, and considered them all to be his kids. Whether he was taking them skating, riding bikes with them or teaching them basic math,he was always there if any of his ‘kids’ needed help.

There will be a dinner for family and friends at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions to help the family with final expenses can be made to Snyder Funeral Homes, 360 E. Center St., Marion, Ohio.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve the Thomas family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting