A celebration of life for Bobby Ray Thomas will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 with Bro. Vance Stinson officiating at 2 pm at L. C. Weaver Cemetery in Campti, LA. Bobby was born to Russell Robert Thomas and Alma Friday Thomas on September 14, 1931, in Chestnut, LA. He passed away on June 16, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Kellie Thomas; brothers, Leonard Newmons, Lester Thomas, and Russell Thomas; sister, Jo Lynn Greemon, and two infant sisters, Alma Thomas and Betty Thomas. Bobby is survived by his wife of 68 years, Shirley Thomas; daughters, Debbie Ebert and husband Alan, and Kim Caswell and husband Wayne; his granddaughter, Brandey Kaiser and her husband Adam; and his pride and joy, great-grandson, Max Kaiser. He is also survived by his brother, Billy Rex Thomas of Natchitoches, his sister-in-law, Kay Thomas of Bushnell, FL, as well as numerous nieces and nephews that he dearly loved. Bobby had a servant’s heart. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force for 10 years. He was stationed for a short time on the Island of Okinawa and flew missions over North Korea in a B29 as a left gunner during the Korean conflict. He served his community as the Post Master in Campti for 26 years, as well as on the Natchitoches Parish School Board for 12 years. He was devoted to his family, and most importantly, he served God. He loved tending to his flower garden and his vegetable garden, both of which he took great pride. Bobby also loved hunting and fishing when he had the opportunity. He will be remembered as a man of great honor, dignity, and faith. The family would like to thank Hospice of Natchitoches for their warm, loving, and compassionate care for Bobby during his final days.