February 26, 1955 - May 8, 2020
Ronald J. “Rocky” Thomas, age 65 of Monroe, passed away at 11:37 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2020 in his home after battling lung cancer for five months. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 26, 1955, Ron was one of five children born from the union of Nolan and Nealie (Brooks) Thomas. On January 31, 1979 he married Glenda Sue Perkins in Monroe, Michigan and most recently celebrated 41 years of marriage together. Ron worked as a Journeyman Carpenter for Local 687 and was especially proud to get to work on the MGM Casino, Motor City Casino and Comerica Park. Before retiring he also worked maintenance for Charlotte Arms Apartment Complex. He liked doing home renovations and would buy houses to restore. You could always find him riding his Harley Davidson Road King year round. He loved to travel with family to his favorite destinations, Gatlinburg, TN and Myrtle Beach, SC. Ron had a great sense of humor and could be a bit of a practical joker but most important to Ron was his family. He adored his wife and received much joy in spending time with his children, grandchildren and especially the great-grandsons. Ron is survived by his wife, Glenda Sue; a son, Jeffery Perkins of California; two daughters, Amy (Brian) Krueger of Monroe and Angie (Terry Wilson) Stiffler of Dundee; six grandchildren: Lyndsay Sortor, Kaylee Stiffler, Megan Miller, Liam Miller, Justin Perkins, and Kaitlin Perkins; two great-grandsons, Lennon and Mason Cordrey; sister, Julie Gee of Monroe; and brother, David Thomas of Virginia. Ron was preceded in death by his father, Nolan Thomas, his mother Nealie Goins, and two sisters, Kathy Rico and Mary Thomas The Thomas family is extremely grateful for the exceptional care provided to Ron by ProMedica Hospice during his illness. Due to social gathering restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Bacarella Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral and cremation arrangements.
Ronald J. “Rocky” Thomas, age 65 of Monroe, passed away at 11:37 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2020 in his home after battling lung cancer for five months. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 26, 1955, Ron was one of five children... View Obituary & Service Information
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