Merlin Patrick ['Pat'] Thomas, 82, of Panama City Florida, formerly of South Bend, Indiana, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021, after a battle with COVID 19. Merlin was born on December 5, 1938, to David Mack and Alma Ometriss Wright Thomas in his family’s home, 1713 West Washington Street South Bend, Indiana.
After graduating from Central High School, Pat proudly served in the United States Air Force and retired from the Air Force.
Pat is survived by his wife, Dolores; and son, Merlin P. Thomas of Panama City, Florida; brother, Robert K. Thomas of Columbus, Ohio; and many Nieces and Nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Juanita Thomas Henderson; brothers: David M., Donald E., Melvin D., Marvin D., Richard C., Charles B.
To Our Patriarch:
We cherish the memories we had with our patriarch Merlin (uncle Pat) Thomas and know he is smiling down on all of us. We are grateful for the time we had with him. We don’t know how long it will take us to grieve this tremendous loss. No matter where we are, your spirit will be beside us. May each tear and each fond memory be a note of love rising to meet you.
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