Obituary for Bobby Lee Thomas

thomas bobby leeBobby Lee Thomas, age 82 of Dublin gained his wings Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Lewis-Gale Montgomery Hospital. Born April 2, 1939 in Pocahontas, Virginia he was the son of the late George Clinton Thomas & Lillie Gray Thomas. His brother, George Clinton “Bud” Thomas also preceded him in death.

Bobby was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from RAAP with 38 years of service and Virginia Tech.

He is survived by his 

Wife of 62 years – Betty Jean Handy Thomas – Dublin


Rena (Brad) Wilson – Pulaski

Pam (Richard) Palmer – Dublin

Karen (James) Boone – Christiansburg


Caleb (Natalie) Wilson, Courtney Wilson, Joshua Palmer, Lauren Palmer, Jordan Boone and Nathan Boone

Great Grandchildren

Ella and Lucas Wilson


Virginia Dillon – Bedford, VA


Franklin Thomas – Dublin

Edward Thomas – Buffalo, NY

Special Nephew

Nick Thomas – Salem

Graveside funeral services will be held 2:00 PM – Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin where he will receive full military honors.

The family would like to thank the exceptional staff at Montgomery Regional Emergency Room and ICU.

To sign Bobby’s online guestbook, visit

Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.