Bossier City, LA-Dr. Samuel D. Thomas departed this life on July 15, 2014, and he is now resting in peace with his Lord and Savior. Sam was born in Booneville, MS in 1936, and he lived a long and happy life. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi, he served his country in the US Army Reserves, he worked for the State of Louisiana and for the Veterans Administration Hospital. Sam also had a private consultancy and he was employed by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Hospitals. In addition to his work he was a long time member of the Antique Auto Club of America and he was recognized as a Master Restorer of Automobiles and Scooters. He was awarded one hundred thirty-eight trophies for his excellence in restoration projects.
Sam was married to and is survived by the love of his life, Frieda Loewer Thomas; his children, Ric and Kim Thomas and Laura and Glenn Gebert; his grandchildren, Kate and Rett Thomas and Thomas, Rebecca, Tamara and Tessa Gebert. He is survived by his brothers Frank and Paul (wife Melody) and his sisters Joan Palagonia (husband Pete) and Christy Thomas. Mourning his departure is his dog, Shadow, his best friend for 16 years.
The family will receive friends at Boone Funeral Home in Bossier City Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. A Memorial service, to celebrate his life, will be held at First Baptist Church Blanchard, LA on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Sam requested Memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church of Blanchard.