Thomas was born March 26, 1962, in Macon, to the late Levi and Alice Howard. He enjoyed fishing, reading, and watching scary movies. He was a handyman, and he knew a lot about carpentry and plumbing. Thomas was a devoted father and grandfather. He is survived by his daughter, Priscilla Howard, and two grandchildren, Jennifer Howard and Wesley Bullard, all of Eatonton; a sister, Barbara West and her husband Doug, of Gray; and one brother, Ernest Howard Sr. He was also preceded in death by two siblings, Bessie Akins and Johnny Lee Howard.