Marvin Henry Thomas went home to be with our Lord on April 19, 2013. He was born on July 21, 1932 in Swanee, Georgia to Walter and Cora Thomas. He had one older brother "James", and two older sisters "Ruby" and "Ruth". In 1954 he married Carlene Anna Blush, and was married to her for 31 years until she passed in 1985. In January 1991 he met and then later married his "Rosie May Evans" on Christmas Day 1991. They had been married for 21 years at the time of his passing. She still has her wedding dress and holds on to the fond loving memories of their wedding dance, and how he changed her life on that special day. Marvin was a resident of Idabel, Oklahoma in McCurtain County. Marvin and Rose first moved to McCurtain County seven years ago to be near Rose?s mother Ester Evans whom Marvin dearly loved. Both in-laws (Earnest & Ester) loved Marvin and thought the world of him as well. Marvin was very proud of his many years of service to the government. He began that service as a paratrooper in the U. S. Army where he served for ten years. He then continued his government service with the Pentagon where he worked for the next 20 years until he finally retired. He was always able to tell (more than interesting) stories about all his years at the Pentagon. He was always careful not to disclose anything that was considered to be "classified". He enjoyed traveling, seeing the sights, and just making memories. He was able to do just that after he retired, as he and Rose went to and fro in their motor home that was nicknamed "Road Runner". As they would depart from any particular location, he always played the song "On the Road Again", and off they would go to make a few more great memories. Marvin was known to all as "BIG DADDY". He was loved by all those who were fortunate enough to enter his life and share his great big heart. Marvin had this deep throaty laugh that was his signature expression. That laugh was like music to your ears, and it was heard and appreciated very often. He always loved to laugh, joke, and kid around with people. He had such a wonderful sense of humor. He certainly could put a smile on your face. He was far more than just a good man?he was an exceptionally devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He truly was unique and special in many ways, and all who knew him were thankful for the opportunity and the experience. He loved the outdoors and especially his rose garden. We will miss seeing him there, but we rejoice that he can now enjoy all of Heaven?s gardens as he waits for his loved ones there. Thank you Marvin (Big Daddy) we miss you?and we love you. "BIG DADDY" was so awesome that God made him an ANGEL. His passing was preceded by the passing of: his parents Walter & Cora Thomas, his older brother James Thomas, his older sister Ruby Harvey, his older sister Ruth Taylor, Carlene Anna Thomas (his first wife of 31 years), his daughter (also named Carlene Anna Thomas), father-in-law Earnest Evans, and mother-in-law Ester Evans. He is survived by: his wife Rose Thomas, seven children and their spouses (two sons and five daughters), Victor & Sharon Thomas, Sheila & David Hall, Cindy Eaton, Darlene Thomas, Anna Marie & Frederick Lewis, Randy Keith Dollar, and Rose Ann Coleman; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, (three brother-in laws and their spouses) Jerry & Carolyn Evans, Alvie & Joset Evans, Jess Evans, (three sister-in-laws and their spouses) Flossie Fast, Emma & John Hancock, and Violet & Larry McDonald.Cemetery:Crown Hill Cemetery, Broken Bow, OK. \nTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marvin Henry Thomas, please visit our floral store.