Thomas Obit

Randolph Davis Thomas, Jr., 71, of 172 Orchard Dr., Danville, VA passed away on August 29,

2019. Born in Danville, VA, he was the son of the late Randolph Davis Thomas Sr. and Mattie

Regan Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Beck and

Ocie Wadford. Mr. Thomas was a decorated U.S. Army veteran. He enlisted in 1966 and served

3 tours in Vietnam. He received two bronze stars, Presidential Unit Citation, National Service

Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars and one silver star, Sharp

Shooter Badge and Expert Badge. He was a member of Providence Baptist Church along with

his beloved sister Marion. He enjoyed college basketball, traveling, having breakfast with his

friends every Tuesday, and spending as much time as possible with his daughters and grandson.

Mr. Thomas is survived by two daughters, Annie Burnett of Danville, VA and Cathelene

Thomas of Raleigh; one sister, Marion Thomas Hyler of Danville, VA; one grandson, Joseph

Aaron Burnett of Danville, VA; three nephews, Michael Pritchett of Danville, VA, Nick Beck of

OH, and Steven Taulbee Sr.; one niece, Patricia Geddes of Hopewell, VA.