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Buster P. Thomas

Buster P. Thomas, 91 of Gainesville, FL passed away on Friday May 29, 2015 at his home. Mr. Thomas was born on August 26, 1923 in Nicholls, GA to Wesley and Mary Thomas. Served in the US Army Air Corp 24th Fighter Squadron during WWII. Graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture. Buster worked as a Soil Scientist for the USDA Soil Conservation Service and retired in 1983. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Gainesville and a former member of First Christian Church in Ocala, FL. He enjoyed wood working, and spending time at his mountain house in North Carolina. Loving husband and devoted father and grandfather. Buster was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Thomas and a son Bruce Thomas, and is survived by his wife Nimet Turel, his daughter Patti Davis and her husband Clyde “Buddy” Davis of Williston, FL, his grandsons Jason Davis of Williston, FL and Jared Davis of Gainesville, and his stepson Bob ( Gulban) Alsan of Delray Beach, FL. A viewing will be held from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday June 3, 2015 at the Ricketson Funeral Home. Graveside Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the City of Douglas Cemetery with military honors. For those who wish, contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of his son Bruce Thomas. Arrangements in Douglas, GA are in the care of Ricketson Funeral Home 305 West Ward Street Douglas, GA 31533 (912) 384-1155 and locally in Gainesville with Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!