Services

Visitation One

Sat. Jul. 25, 2020
9:00 am

Memorial Lutheran Church

5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston , TX 77057.

Funeral Service

Sat. Jul. 25, 2020
10:00 am

Memorial Lutheran Church

5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston , TX 77057.

Graveside Service

Sat. Jul. 25, 2020
12:00 pm

Woodlawn Cemetery

1101 Antoine
Houston , TX 77055.
Sat. Jul. 25, 2020
9:00 am
Memorial Lutheran Church
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston , TX 77057.
Sat. Jul. 25, 2020
10:00 am
Memorial Lutheran Church
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston , TX 77057.
Sat. Jul. 25, 2020
12:00 pm
Woodlawn Cemetery
1101 Antoine
Houston , TX 77055.
In Memory of
Larry E. Thomas
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Larry E. Thomas entered into eternal peace with the Lord on July 14, 2020 in Houston.  He was born on September 5, 1943 in Butler, Pennsylvania to parents, Kenneth and Doris Thomas.  

Larry was baptized as an infant into the Christian faith.  He graduated from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio in 1965 with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and came to Texas via Louisiana as fast as he could.  He worked in the oil and gas industry drilling wells for over 50 years and was highly respected by his colleagues because of his expertise in planning and drilling deep wells in the inland waters, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico.  

He had a handsome face with a smile and laugh that melted hearts. And without a doubt, Larry was a sharp-dressed man.   He loved his family and friends, motorcycle trips, hunting trips, Marty trips, and target practice with his buddies.  He was the ultimate gentleman.  

Larry is survived by his wife of 41 years, Marty Thomas; sister-in-law, Karen Paul; brother-in-law, David Paul and wife, Rosalie Paul; son, Jeffrey Thomas; daughter, Tracy Thomas; granddaughter, Chloe Thomas; two nieces, a nephew, and their families. 

A visitation is scheduled prior to funeral service from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Memorial Lutheran Church, 5800 Westheimer, Houston, Texas 77057; 713.782.6079.  Funeral services will follow at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray officiating.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Garden of Memories Cemetery (1101 Antoine Rd., Houston, TX 77055).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to Memorial Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice.    

 

 

“I am the Resurrection and the Life….whoever lives and believes in me will never die.”
 

Tributes

Message from
Molly & Alberto Salazar
Tue, 07/21/2020

Psalm 3 v. 3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4 I cried aloud to the Lord,
and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah

Larry and Marty have been our church pew partners for many, many years,
We always looked forward to talking with Larry about the state of the O & G industry and entrepreneurial headaches, Of course, politic talks were always entertaining.
He was our brother in Christ and we'll miss him and wait, for that DAY when Christ comes again. Come quickly Lord Jesus.

Message from
Mark Langford
Wed, 07/22/2020

Worked briefly with Larry 40 years ago at Dow Chemical. He had a great sense of humor as well as a great sense of style. God rest his soul.

Message from
Rev. Rick Gaub and Kris
Fri, 07/24/2020

Comfort and peace to you at this time. We rejoice in Christ’s resurrection for your loved one and are praying for you at this time.

Message from
Rev. Rick Gaub and Kris
Fri, 07/24/2020

Comfort and peace to you at this time. We rejoice in Christ’s resurrection for your loved one and are praying for you at this time.

Message from
Michael Boutte
Fri, 07/24/2020

I last saw Larry 44 years ago but never stopped thinking of him. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor and a positive outlook on life. My first car was his 1965 GTO, sold to me for $500. Still my favorite car of all time. And Larry will always be one of my favorite people I have ever known.

Message from
Joe Dean Phipps
Sun, 07/26/2020

Larry was a great man and all who knew him are suffering a loss. Larry and I worked together in the 1980's at Triton Engineering...closely enough that I could, truly, appreciate his great talents...his brainpower, his technical abilities and his great leadership qualities. Even after so many years of not being around him, it is very easy to remember how pleasant it was, and how much fun it was, to work with and enjoy the time that we had together. Looking forward to seeing you again, Larry!