Louis Lee Thomas, 69, of Boonsboro, Maryland, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, surrounded by his family at the Washington DC VA Medical Center.
Born on September 19, 1952, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Donald A. Thomas, Sr. and Mary C. (Phillips) Thomas.
He graduated from Boonsboro High School Class of 1970. Louie was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served from 1970 to 1974 on the U.S.S. Josephus Daniels. He was a member of the Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 and Falling Waters AMVETS. After the Navy, he worked as a life insurance agent and a long-distance truck driver. Louie owned The Yellow House in Boonsboro for 40 years. He was also an instructor for Techniques of Alcohol Management.
Louie was a life member and past Consistory president of Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ; past president of both Washington County Restaurant and Beverage Association, and Maryland State Licensed Beverage Association; past Board Director of the National Licensed Beverage Association; and past president of the Boonsboro Cemetery Association. He was a member of the Redman Tribe #84, and Hagerstown Goodwill Athletic Club. He was an original Permanent Seat License owner for the Baltimore Ravens, enjoyed spending time with his Riverbend friends, and loved family beach trips.
Louie is survived by his wife, Debbie, of 38 years; sons, Kyle (Kelly), Nicholas, and Travis; sister, Judy (Herb) Bowman; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; and many friends that called him “Dad.”
He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald A. Thomas, Jr.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, with Reverend Don Stevenson officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, 33 Potomac Street, Boonsboro, MD 21713; or Boonsboro Volunteer Fire Department , 5 St. Paul Street, Boonsboro, MD 21713.