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Richard Thomas

February 24, 1942 ~ October 12, 2018 (age 76)

Richard Thomas, 76, of Ponte Vedra passed away on October 12, 2018 at his home.  He was born February 24, 1942 in Cleveland Ohio to the late  Julius and Helen Thomas and was preceded in death by his sister, Anita Thomas, brother, Michael Thomas and grandson, Mark Allen Ochkie, Jr.

Richard devoted his life to his country serving 28 years in United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.  After retiring from the Navy, Richard embarked on a second career working for Publix, retiring after 25 years.

Richard is survived by his loving wife Diane Pavlik Thomas, his brother, Ronald Thomas, sister, Susan Kaiser, and his children, Christine Wilson and Shane Thomas, grandchildren,  Brittany Hutto,(Travis) Shane Jr. and Charles and great-grandson, Mark  Hutto.

A Graveside Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, at Jacksonville National Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community  Hospice of Jacksonville or The American Cancer Society.

Donations may be made to:

Community Hospice and Palliative Care
4266 Sunbeam Rd, Jacksonville FL 32257

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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