James Wade Thomas, age 51, died on December 21, 2020. He was born on February 28, 1969 in Odessa, Texas to Donald and Renee Thomas.

James married Becky Hallam on February 25, 1994 (later divorced). They remained very good friends.

He loved anything having to do with the great outdoors – camping, fishing, or hunting. He loved all of his family, especially his grandchildren. He was always there for anyone in a time of need. Throughout his journey in life, he made many friends and will be remembered and missed by all.

He is survived by his parents Renee (John) Holiday and Donald Ray (Lorrie) Thomas; ex-wife Becky Thomas, son Brodie (Susan) and Jami; grandchildren Loralee and Scarlette; brothers Donald Jr. (Marlena) Thomas and John M. (Stacey) Holiday; sisters Debra Sleight (Rick) and Holly Nolan (Lloyd); and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held in the summer of 2021 – please contact the family for details.


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Dec 29, 2020

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Loved the outdoors . Hope he is hunting , fishing and having a good time in the Kingdom of Heaven. RIP James Love you

Donald Thomas Jr , Santa Fe , TX, US Jan 02, 2021

Good friend and great brother-in-law

katy thomas , houston , TX, US Jan 02, 2021

Dam James my youngest son Wes woke me up&ask if you were Jamie's Dad&I said Y he then told me UD passed away hey I told in the mid 1980 that I thought you were a good man when U&my sister Kary got 2gether that I seemed2think U were A nice guy&that is when I met Mark&started C-ing him in 1987 WoW I know Brody&Jamie loved you alot or that's what they told me aftr U&Kary split up!I still talk2ur sister Debbie at times! Ur frnd Donna Rhodes

Donna Rhodes , Draper , UT, US Jan 01, 2021

James you will be missed So so very much, thank you for all our personal Fishing trips. You were my first Best bud when I was 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 years old. You taught me to be brave amd I thank you so dearly. I love you Jay I'll spend the rest of my days wishing for more years, and more memories with you.

Zach step Son. , Albuquerque, NM, US Jan 01, 2021

Best. Man. Ever.

Becky , Sandy, UT, US Dec 30, 2020


  • 1990
  • 1994

    Home after fishing

  • 1994

    Cat Fishing!

  • 2020
  • 2020

    All the good times