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Richard Thomas

May 18, 1960 — February 12, 2023


Richard "Rick" James Thomas, 62, of Gillette, Wyoming, passed away on February 12, 2023, surrounded by loved ones. A memorial service will be held at Journey Church on Friday, February 24, 2023 at 11:00 am. Rick was born to Dwayne and Ruth Blasius Thomas on May 18, 1960 in Mitchell, South Dakota. In 1965, his family relocated to Gillette, Wyoming. He went to Campbell County High School, and then worked as an electrician until retiring in 2018. He worked hard his whole life and was proud of the work he did. He loved to have fun and was a carefree type of guy. He could often be found enjoying sunny days on his Harley in the black hills, listening to his favorite 80's music LOUDLY. Rick was fun-loving, loyal and hardworking. He put his family above all else and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone around him. He was an excellent father to his only son, RJ. Some of his favorite time spent was with his family, especially his granddaughters. He was a light to his family, and he will be sorely missed. Rick is survived by his son, RJ (Alex) Thomas; mother, Ruth Thomas; siblings, Doug (Jami) Thomas; Janet Thomas, Lori (Scot) Lewis, and Scott (Christina) Thomas. Rick is preceded in death by his father, Dwayne Thomas. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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