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Wesley James Thomas

March 8, 1988 June 15, 2020
Wesley James Thomas
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Obituary for Wesley James Thomas

In this life, we often hear about the big time hero’s: the ones with superpowers, who slay dragons and trudge uphill toward battle undaunted on their trusty steed. And while that’s all well and good--dragon slaying and trusty steeds make great Disney movies--but they don’t make up a really great man.
No, today I want to talk about the unsung hero. You know the kind. The one who goes to work to bring home a paycheck and provide for his family. Who loves his girl and his son, his family and friends, but doesn’t stop there. The easy to adore guy with that crazy infectious laugh and grin combo that wins you over, every, single, time, no matter what sort of mood you might be in. The one who will show up for all the family functions ready and willing to entertain all ages. The kind of guy who was content with the simple pleasures in life like the outdoors, his family and hamming it up. That guy was Wesley James Thomas and for all of us who knew him, we got 32 years of him here on earth. Despite the fact that 32 years seems hardly enough, hardly enough at all, in that time we have gotten to bask in that grin and look forward to his camaraderie, his jokes, his wholeness of incredible humanity to lift us, and have I mentioned that laugh?

Now I say unsung hero, because to the rest of the world, maybe a guy who can make you laugh endlessly isn’t enough to make newspaper headlines. But if you knew Wes, his overwhelming zest for life, laughter and love is enough to make all of us left behind feel as though we’ll be singing from the rafters about him until our dying days. It’s not every person you meet on this earth who can make you feel so wholly good and warm in their presence, but Wesley had that way about him. He had a magnetism so powerful it is a wonder there aren’t Disney songs being memorized about him and sung out loud by overzealous four-year-olds. Speaking of four-year-olds, if there was ever a son who looked at his dad like he had just slayed every dragon and won every victorious battle, it would be Ezra shining bright from his dad’s radiant light.

In carrying on without him, Wesley will still do up above what he always did best here on earth shine on all of us. While we are yearning for his bright light, he’ll find a way of capturing the bad for us and turning it into good. He has always had that kind of magic.

Wesley is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Colleen Thomas; son Ezra Thomas; long-time companion, Alicia Roskoski; sisters Deidra Brinkman and Faith Thomas; step brothers, Christopher, Bryan and Jonathan Thomas; grandmother, Nancy Rajala, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and close friends.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ronald Rajala and Jack and Bunny Thomas.

A graveside burial service will take place at 11 AM on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Tyrone Memory Gardens, 10260 White Lake Rd. Fenton, Michigan, 48430. Friends and family may gather from 10 AM until the time of service.

For further information please phone Lynch & Sons, Brighton at 810-229-2905.

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Service

Monday

22

Jun

11:00 AM 6/22/2020 11:00:00 AM
Tyrone Memory Gardens

10260 White Lake Rd.
Fenton, MI 48430

Friends and Family may gather beginning at 10:00AM until the time of service.

Tyrone Memory Gardens
10260 White Lake Rd. Fenton 48430 MI
United States
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