Gene Thomas, better known as Lamar, (or Honey Bunny to me) was born on September 11, 1935 in Orange, Texas and died in Florida March 22, 2021 at 3:37 PM. He received his college degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, so he teasingly told folks they named the university after him. Lamar enjoyed computers and radar systems. He was also an avid pilot who loved flying his Beechcraft Bonanza and helping folks out using Amateur Radio (W5-VEG) from the age of 16. Just prior to his retirement in 1993, he married me on his birthday of September 11, in a hot air balloon. Shortly after, we built their home in Sarasota, Florida, traveled extensively, laughed often, and enjoyed life to the fullest. His favorite morning greeting was, “What are we doing for fun today?” Being an altruistic and generous person his entire life, he donated his organs and body to science. Following his example, I will do the same and our ashes will then be commingled after death so we can spend a joyous eternity together. 

~Marie Thomas

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