Gaylord Anthony Thomas

November 19, 1945 - October 26, 2017

Gaylord Anthony Thomas, 71, of Laton California passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 as the result of a heart attack.

Gaylord graduated from Laton High School in 1964 and joined the Air National Guard and was honorably discharged in 1970. In 1965, he married Linda Perry and started their family.

Gaylord, better recognized as “Popper” was a man of God. He drove truck most of his working life. He enjoyed books, music, good conversation and most importantly being surrounded by his family. Popper loved a good laugh and shared many with all who knew him.

Gaylord is survived by his wife of 52 years Linda and five children all of Laton, California. Dawn deVries (Steven), Jason Thomas (Tracey), Justin Thomas (Annie), Brad Thomas (Sadie) and Kari Olson (Rich), fifteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one sister, Maryellen Warmerdam Pardue of Fresno, California. He was preceded in death by grandson Carter Anthony Thomas and great granddaughter Sophia Renay Ramos.

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Recitation of the Rosary will be held Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:00p.m. Mass of the Christian burial will be held November 3, 2017 at 10:00a.m. Both services will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Laton, California.

Arrangements under the direction of Yost & Webb Funeral Care 213 N. Irwin St. Hanford, CA 582-5400

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