July 12, 1976 ~ September 7, 2021

Born in: Kansas City, Kansas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Larry Gene Thomas, Jr was born in Kansas City, Kansas to Larry Gene and Willann (Brown) Thomas.  He moved from Kansas City to Texas at a young age.  He spent most of his childhood in the Bryan/College Station area and graduated from Bryan High School in 1995.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy shortly after graduation and spent the next several years visiting over thirty countries.   He married Melissa, his high school sweetheart on April 10, 1999.  His son, Joshua Logan Thomas was born December 26, 1999.

Larry Gene Thomas, Jr, had a larger than life personality.  He was a gentle giant, loved those around him and would do anything for those around him.  He loved his family and friends and had a fierce love and protectiveness for those he held the closest.  He enjoyed being around people, had such a way with those around him that he would light up any room he was in.  He had such a way with words and stories. His stories would make you listen, often you would laugh and there were those that you felt you were apart of whatever he was telling you.  His pride and joy was his son, Joshua Logan Thomas. The day he found out he was having a son, he had the biggest smile and radiated with such happiness, pride and love. Larry loved being a dad to Josh, playing games with him, coaching his soccer team and was so proud of him.  In the latter part of 1999 he accepted a position at Easterwood Airport.  Little did he know that this would become his home away from home and that he would gain a second family.  This family became his “Easterwood Crew”. His favorite teams were the Kansas City Chiefs and the Royals. 

Proceeded in death by both his maternal and paternal grandparents, Cousin, Michael Kline, Aunt, Glenda Brown, Uncles, J.C. Brown and William “Bill” Brown.

Survivors, Wife, Melissa (Baker) Thomas , Son Joshua L Thomas, Parents, Larry G Thomas Sr. and Willann (Brown) Thomas, Sisters, Jeanette Thomas and husband Andre, Jessica Thomas, Nephews, Layne Thomas-Faust, and Ian Lindstrand.


Visitation: September 16, 2021 5:00 pm - September 16, 2021 7:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Room: Bluebonnet Room
Graveside Service: September 17, 2021 1:00 pm - September 17, 2021 2:00 pm

College Station Memorial Cemetery
3800 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy
College Station, TX 77845


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  1. Larry you were undoubtedly one of the kindest and most genuine souls I have had the pleasure of knowing. Thank you for the times you helped a rainy day pass at the flight school and for all of the treasured Easterwood memories! My condolences to the family as he will be deeply missed. God bless!

  2. Jimmy and I send our deepest condolences. So thankful that our paths crossed and we got to meet this wonderful teddy bear. He always made me at least smile, picking on me and on occasion laugh out loud even. He will be deeply missed!!
    Love, hugs and prayers,
    Docia & Jimmy

  3. Gene,

    What do I say about not only my big brother, but my first best friend? You are suppose to be here. Who’s going to tear up the dance floor at my wedding? I miss your laugh, your jokes, your stories. I was and still am so blessed to call you my brother. Until we meet again, please watch over me and Ian and Patric, and remember you are forever in my heart. I love you so very much. ❤️❤️❤️

  4. You were the “funcle” (fun uncle) my kids didn’t know existed until they met you. Most of my memories with the girls and you involved tag as soon as you got to Mom and Dad’s or sitting around the table watching tik toks & you tube videos, telling jokes and there were always lots of giggles. I’ll miss your laugh the most! You loved Melissa, Josh and your whole family so well. We loved you back! Keep smiling and dancing and cracking jokes in Heaven. XOXO
    Love April, Tony, Bryce and Blake

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