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Robert "Bobby" Thomas

July 9, 1939 ~ February 15, 2019 (age 79)
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Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Mr. Robert Wayne "Bobby" Thomas, age 79 of Tullahoma. Mr. Thomas passed away in the early hours of February 15, 2019, at his home with his family at his bedside. Mr. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Coffee County. He worked all his life in the construction business, operating only John Deer heavy equipment his entire career. He was a very avid fan of the UT Volunteers and NASCAR racing. This year, he will have a bird's eye view of the Daytona 500. Mr. Thomas is preceded in death by his mother, Esther Mae Fulmer Thomas and his father, George Larkin Thomas; sister, Betty Sneed; brothers, Donnie, Kenneth and Henry Thomas; grandson, Timmy Cyree. Mr. Thomas leaves to cherish his memory, his daughters, Bobbie (Dewayne) Cyree of Tullahoma, Robbie (Luther) Heggwood of Manchester, Tara (Jason) Rufner of Washington, D. C., Kristen Thomas and Kari Thomas, both of Chattanooga; sons, Michael Wayne Thomas of Oklahoma and Bobby Thomas Presley of Manchester; 18 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great- great grandchild. Plans for a memorial service to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. Bobby Thomas will be announced at a later time. Online condolences may be shared at

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