James A. Thomas

James A. Thomas
James A. Thomas

James A. Thomas, 71, of Amarillo, TX passed away on November 22, 2020.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Friday, November 27, 2020, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd., with Greg Kinch officiating. Burial will be at the Claude Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

James was born in Groom, TX on August 18, 1949, to Leota and Alton Thomas. He was raised in Claude, TX. He received his degree in education from West Texas State University. He was a farmer and a teacher who loved his students.

He married Carol Bellah on December 23, 2000.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Leota Thomas; his first wife, Judy Thomas; and brother, Tommy Thomas.

Survivors include wife, Carol Thomas, of Amarillo, TX; daughter, Missy Bass and husband Jason, of Gruver, TX; grandchildren, Justin Bass and wife Jynna, and Kaysha Best and husband Klancy; great-grandchildren, Barrett Bass, Hondo Best, and two on-the-way; sister, Rhita Seeley; stepchildren, Neal Bellah and wife Michelle, Gary Autrey and wife Allison, and Lesly Larkan; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

Use this link to view the service on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84916928965

4 Replies to “James A. Thomas”

  1. I worked with Jim at North Heights. He was always one who was always willing to go the extra mile with any student who needed it. My heartfelt condolences to Carol. Please tell Gary hello for me.

  2. We worked together for many years at North Heights and even shared a classroom for a while. You were always a good sport when I played a prank on you and I’ll never forgot your weekly “Happy Friday”. Rest in peace.


  3. Uncle Jim,
    Words cannot describe the love you had for us students. You were my Uncle as well as my teacher at North Heights. You helped me pass my classes so I could graduate High School. You would call me and ask why I missed your class, and of course I gave a silly excuse. You were my father’s baby brother, he worried for you and loved you although he never told you.
    I will always remember us being at your house for Thanksgiving and you helping me in school, great memories. I will always love you and miss you, may God bless all your family through this.
    Love, Sheryl Laree Thomas Gardner

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