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Ricky Edward Thomas, 58
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Ricky Edward Thomas, 58, of McMinnville passed away Friday, Feb. 28, at his home. He was born in Cannon County.

Survivors include his siblings, Rachel (Wayne) Merriman of Woodbury & Pam (Chris) Lance of Morrison; Fiance of 11 years, Amy Orrick of McMinnville; Children, Jeremy Orrick, Benjamin Lee, Carissa Lee, Brittany Suydam, Timmy Pease, & Beronica Parrigan, all of McMinnville; Grandchildren, Amelia Suydam, Atticus Suydam, Rachel Vaughn, Brennon Vaughn, Kensie Pease, Timothy Pease, Eric Pease, Pansy Parrigan, Joseph Parrigan, Jose Morales, & Tiffany Morales. Five great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, & great nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George & Goldie Mathis Thomas; Wife, Susan Gail Pease Thomas; Sister, Willie Adeline “Tootsie” Thomas; Brother, Louise Thomas; Stepson, Tony Pease; and his grandparents.

Ricky was a body shop mechanic & a welder.  He loved fishing, motorcycles, and his family.

Funeral service was 1 PM Monday, March 2, 2020 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Kyle Grissom officiating. Interment will follow at Center Hill Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 AM until 1 PM Monday.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Woodbury Funeral Home to help the family with funeral expenses.

Woodbury Funeral Home, 615.563.2311,

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 4, 2020