Ronald “Ronnie” David Thomas, age 71, of Wilmington NC, formerly of Harnett County, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 22, 2018. Ronnie served his country in the Vietnam war, and was a Purple Heart recipient. Following his time in the army, he worked for many years in construction. He loved working in his yard and spending time with his family; especially his grandchildren, with whom he held a special bond.
Ronnie was pre-deceased by his loving wife Carol Phelps Thomas; his mother Kathleen Thomas; his father David Paul Thomas;his brother Howard ” Buck ” Thomas; his daughter Amy Paulette Ward
Left to remember him are his daughter Ivette Santiago of Wilmington NC; his brothers Lin (Phyllis) Thomas and Jimmy Thomas, of Harnett County; his sister Marie Barnes of Harnett County; his granddaughter Sarah Ward of Wilmington, NC; his grandson Timothy Capps (Heather) of Wilmington, NC; his son-in-law David Ward of Wilmington, NC. As well as 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ronnie was a blessing to all of those who knew him and he will be forever loved and missed.
Inurnment will be at Sea Lawn Cemetery in Hampstead, NC at a date and time to be announced .
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington NC 28403 910.791.9099.