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Raymond G. Thomas, a retired Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021. He was born on December 9, 1939, to Robert Alexander Thomas, Sr. and Ada Mae (Spangler) Thomas.
He is survived by his son, John Solotes; daughter, Maggie Solotes; grandson, Johnny Solotes; brothers, Raymond Allen Thomas, Robert Alexander Thomas, Jr.; sister, Lawanna Cook; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his wife, Julian (Solotes) Thomas and his parents.
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, February 12, 2021, at Tutor Funeral Home  in Magee from 12:30 pm until 1:30 pm. Graveside services will follow at 2:00 pm, at Calvary Presbyterian Cemetery in Mize, MS with Bishop Shane Cothern officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Tutor Funeral Home.
Arrangements are entrusted to Tutor Funeral Home of Magee. is an online news site serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.
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Patrice, wife of Greg Boykin & mother of two sons, Bradley & Alex, is a Magee hometown girl. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry and 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community where she served as Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 18 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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