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Gary Lynn Thomas

January 13, 1958 — August 5, 2023


Gary Lynn Thomas, of McKinney, and formerly of Coleman, passed away at the age of 65 on Saturday, August 5, 2023, in Dallas, Texas.

The family will host a visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 10, 2023, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel.  Family and friends are invited to a funeral service celebrating his life at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 11, 2023, at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel.  A private family interment will follow at the Voss Cemetery.  Services are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman. A memorial service will be held in McKinney, Texas on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 6:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1020 North Lake Forest Drive.

Gary was born January 13, 1958, in Coleman to Jerry Glenn Thomas and Wanell McClellan Thomas.  He grew up in Coleman and graduated from Coleman High School in 1976.  Gary obtained an associate degree in HVAC.  He married Donna Tunnell on March 19, 1981, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Dallas, Texas Temple on December 6, 2003. Gary and Donna were blessed with three sons: Garrett, Jarrad and Luke.  Gary and Donna moved to McKinney where they made their home until his passing.  Gary worked for Entech Sales and Service for over 20 years.

Gary loved life and all the adventures that came with it.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He loved his Harley motorcycle and dreamed of riding again one day. Gary also enjoyed photography, researching family history, and was beginning to learn how to play the guitar.  He had a gift for being able to fix anything that needed to be repaired or built.

Gary was also a kind and loving man.  He was very service oriented and put others’ needs before his own.  He loved his family immensely and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He always enjoyed coming home to Coleman to see his family and friends.  Gary was a true Coleman Bluecat supporter his entire life.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Wanell Thomas.

Gary is survived by his wife, Donna; three sons, Garrett and wife Juliana, Jarrad and wife Katherine, and Luke; six grandchildren, Garrison, Keaton, Addison, Ethan, Kyler, and Reagan; two brothers, Jerry and wife Annie and Mike and wife Cyndi; extended family members, Roger and Connie Holbrook, the Scoffield family, and the Hieb family; and multiple nieces, nephews, cousins.

Pallbearers will be Garrison Thomas, Keaton Thomas, Jody Anderson, Alan Anderson, Tanner Anderson, Will Anderson, and Bob Edington.  Honorary pallbearers will be Addison Thomas, Ethan Thomas, Kyler Thomas, and Reagan Thomas.

We invite you to share fond memories and words of comfort and condolence with the Thomas family by signing the virtual guestbook on Gary’s tribute page at  Stevens Funeral Home is honored to serve the Thomas family.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gary Lynn Thomas, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, August 10, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Stevens Funeral Home Chapel

400 West Pecan Street, Coleman, TX 76834

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Funeral Service

Friday, August 11, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Stevens Funeral Home Chapel

400 West Pecan Street, Coleman, TX 76834

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