Stephen Lance Thomas, age 42, of Edmond, OK, passed away suddenly Wednesday, October 8th, at OU Medical Center, Edmond, OK. A memorial celebrating his life and legacy will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 25, at Matthews Funeral Home located at 601 S. Kelly, Edmond, OK.
Stephen was born April 7, 1972, to Linda (Forbes) Thomas and Jim Thomas in Blackwell, OK. A beautiful baby boy! He attended Blackwell schools. Upon graduation, he attended Oklahoma State University, graduating in 1995 with a B.S. in Physiology. Stephen was on the President’s Honor Roll, Dean’s Honor Roll, Academic All American, and Golden Key Honor Society. He also served on the Board of Directors for the OSSO Foundation. In 1992, he received a Nationally Registered Medical Technician degree, which allowed for him to serve as the CPR technician for the OSU Women’s Volleyball Club 1992-1995. Stephen belonged to Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.
Stephen married the love of his life, Jill Chambless, in 1998. They later had three children–Bella Brooke, Lily Lauryn and Lennox Liam. Stephen was an incredible father, husband to Jill, and son. He loved fishing, all kinds of water sports, cooking, and especially entertaining his children. He was a quiet, humble and giving man who loved helping others. He was an organ donor, thus giving to many others after his death. He would want everyone to pray that the many recipients will live long and healthy lives.
Stephen is survived by his three children, Bella 12, Lily 10, and Lennox 7 of the home; Mother, Linda Snead of Edmond; Father, James Thomas of Ponca City; his brother Daryl Thomas of Edmond as well as many nieces and nephews.
Stephen was preceded in death by his wife, Jill, who valiantly battled cancer for two years, passing away July 30, 2014.
All who knew and loved Stephen are wanted at his memorial!
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