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THOMAS, DAVID REED left this earth to rest in the arms of Jesus on November 11, 2012 in Georgetown, Colorado. David was born on May 15, 1967 in Seoul, Korea at the 8th Army Hospital. He grew up and lived in several countries; Korea, England, Eritrea, and Iran and eventually settled with his family in Richardson, Texas. He attended Spring Creek Elementary, Liberty Junior High, and Berkner High School and was a swimmer with the City of Richardson Swim Team, as well as the Berkner High School Swim Team. David competed at the state and national levels. He participated in a dental apprentice program while in high school and placed in competition.

David served a 3 year enlistment with the U.S. Army and was last stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas where he served as a Medical Specialist and also assigned to the Post Re-enlistment Office. He completed the NCO Professional Development Course, the SIDPERS Unit Level Course, and Primary Leadership Development Course. David was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Expert Qualification Badges for Rifle, and Hand Grenade. David was selected personally by the Post Commanding General to be his driver. He was honorably discharged at the rank of E-4 Specialist.

David was a goal setter and achieved his dream of moving to Colorado where he worked in the High End Audio business as a Sales Representative for many years. He resided in Texas, Arizona, and Colorado where he built his first home in Aurora and then bought his dream home in Evergreen at the base of the mountains he loved. He was a "mountain man" and loved exploring old mines and places that were in isolated areas and far from civilization. David had a vast knowledge of mining and ores, which was one of his passions. He also loved skiing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, motorcycles, 4 wheeling, playing his guitars, and his huge collection of music. Wherever his life took him, his beloved cat "Ty" was always at his side. David lived big and was a gentle soul with a very generous heart, honest, loyal to his family and friends, a Christian, and he was much admired and loved. David is survived by his mother, Cisira L. (Sarah) Thomas of Richardson, Texas; big brother, Guy William Thomas; sister-in-law; Emily, nephew; Michael David; niece, Sarah Elizabeth of Denton, Texas, and best friend, Nick Junkovic of Arvada, Colorado.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 PM on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Restland Wildwood Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to any Veterans Fund or Charity.