Ronald Gene Thomas
Ronald Gene Thomas (Ronnie), 80, died Tue., June 23, 2020, in Crawfordville, Fla., due to complications related to Alzheimer’s.
Ronnie’s love was basketball which he continued playing throughout his life on town teams, refereeing and always shooting baskets with his children. So, when we hear thunder in the sky, we will think of him dribbling and dunking the ball for the team, doing what he loved with no limits.
Ron started his own business as a barber and then became a successful futures broker until his retirement. Accomplishments include a basketball state championship in 1958 at Scott Community High School.
As a Scott City councilman, he advocated for the municipal pool still in use today.
Ronnie was known for his pranks and orneriness. He loved his family, reading the Bible, University of Kansas basketball, animals, gardening, fishing, long walks, sunrises and sunsets, and country living.
Survivors include his children, Deana Robison and husband, Tom, MaLon Jennings and husband, Charlie, and Mory Thomas and partner, Nick Caballero; sisters, Glenda Schinnerer and husband, Clyde, Theada Whiteman and husband, Phillip, Wanda Patton, and Paula Ablang and husband, Vic; a brother Keith Thomas and wife, Betty; sister-in-law Velda Thomas; his children’s mother, Karen Fleenor and husband, Robert; six grandchildren, Tiffany Hodges, Katrina Preston, Kassandra Goble and husband, George, Ashli Hallford and husband, Cameron, Josh Jennings and Jaedin Jennings; and seven greatgrandchildren Brandon, Alora, Nevaeh, Annabell, Rowan, Laikyn and Wayne.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother Everett A. and Ruby R. Thomas; a brother, Clyde Thomas; daughter, Gina Kay Thomas; and great-grandson, Cameron “Jake” Hallford.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Project, Inc., that supported Ron and his family tremendously over the last several years. Send donations to 301 East Tharpe Street, Tallahassee, Fla. 32303.
Funeral service will
be postponed due to COVID-19 with plans being considered for a mid-year 2021 date in Scott City, Ks.