Thomas, Robert Kent

April 18, 1924 - April 26, 2021

Robert K. Thomas, (4/18/1924 – 4/26/2021) long time resident of El Paso, passed away in Plano, Texas from complications of hip surgery. Bob was born in Estancia, NM and attended NM A&M University in Las Cruces. He served in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict. In 1953 he and his brother Lee founded H&R Wholesale, Co. in El Paso, which in 1971 became part of Sysco Corp. Bob retired from Sysco in 1991. In 2008, shortly after the death of Frances, his beloved wife of 63 years, Bob relocated to Plano, Texas. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a former member of Western Hills Methodist Church in El Paso. He is survived by his son Bob (Jr.) and wife Stanis of Plano; his grandson Robb and wife Linda of Plano; granddaughter Stephanie and husband Shann of Santa Fe, NM; four great grandchildren; and his sister Norma of Espanola, NM. Burial details are pending at Restlawn Memorial Park in El Paso.

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Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

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