Ron Thomas, also known as Wildman Jr, was born on October 14, 1967, to Ronald G. Thomas Sr. and Georgia SpottedEagle at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma, Washington. He was raised by his mom Pamela J Thomas whom he loved dearly and she preceded him in death in 2010.
Ron attended Henry Foss High school where he played basketball and was part of many social clubs, one of them was The Future Business Leaders of America. During his high school years, Ron met his lifelong friends and together they formed the T Town Crew. Throughout the years, The T Town Crew became more and more like family. After graduating from high school in 1986, Ron pursued a bachelor’s degree at Washington State University. While In college Ron joined the fraternity Kappa Alpha Phi where he committed to a life of community service and brotherhood. In the summer of 1987 Ron and Pebble married and created the first family. Born to them, Dannielle Thomas and Ronn Thomas. During this time God blessed him with his Godparents Martin and Nona Brazier. Together they became mentors and spiritual parents to Ron. As a result he obtained many accomplishments that included attending a summer camp to fly with the original Tuskegee Airman, becoming a part of the United States Military, working for waste management and eventually becoming employed at The Pacific Maritime Association ILWU Local 19 for 17 years as a longshoreman. Ron was proud of his career( as we all know.)
Ron accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1988, during his college years at Washington State University. This is where his evangelistic journey began. Ron spent the rest of his life sharing his love and passion for the lord. After college,His passion for riding his motorcycle led him to meet his biker family The Global Grinders. Together they went wherever their hearts desired. Ron created his second family with Natalie Bush. Born to them Daniel Thomas, Elijah Thomas and Josiah Thomas.
In 2015 Ron met the love of his life Latasha “His Wife” Love. They spent the former years of their life together working as a team to impact the world around them. One thing that they are known for is helping those in need. Anytime someone truly needed help they would do everything that they could to provide support even if it made things harder on themselves. They were a power couple who were a true example of compassion and servitude.
Ron loved to have a good time. He would often get together with his longtime friends and family to spend time creating memories and showing them love. Ron’s Legacy was centered around God first, Prayer, hard work, family, and having a good time in life. Anyone who had spent time with him, would say that his optimistic attitude had the power to shift the mood of everyone around him. Ron had a special love for all of his children and grandchildren. He spent time to understand them individually and he worked hard to be a great example of being a hardworking man who took care of his family. He was known to his grandchildren as PaPa T.
He leaves the following family to cherish his memory: His wife, LaTasha Love. His father, Ronald Thomas Sr ,His mother, Georgia SpottedEagle, Mom Pamela J Thomas(Preceded in death). His five biological children: Ronn Thomas (age 32), Dannielle Brown (age 31), Daniel Thomas (age 20), Elijah Thomas (age 18) and Josiah Thomas (age 16). Ron also had the pleasure to step-parent: LaTionna (age 31), LaTyla (age 29), LaDonna (age 27), La’De’Jonne’ (age 25), MisTier (age 18) and Sirr (age 15). His siblings are Yvette Thomas, Detrice Thomas, Joel Euler, Lakisha Thomas and Sidney Thomas. His special cousin Kenwetta Mccord, 10 grandchildren and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and other relatives, along with his church family and many friends.
Viewing will be held Tuesday August 24, 3-7pm at Scott Funeral Home.
Funeral will be held Wednesday August 25, 11am at Bethlehem Baptist Church 4818 East Portland Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98404