Our hearts mourn the loss of our husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, Eddie “Troy” Thomas. Troy passed away at the age of 48, on January 29, 2019. He was born to Eddie Leroy and Charlotte Ann Thomas on February 4,1970 in Omaha, NE. He graduated from Millard South High School and then attended University of Nebraska Omaha. He moved to Tucson in 1992, where he met and married his wife, Joycelyn Rapas. Troy’s hobbies and passion stem from his childhood days of being a Golden Gloves Champion and elite baseball player. He stayed involved in both arenas by becoming an avid boxing and UFC fan, while becoming a great coach in both baseball and softball. In any spare time he had, you would find Troy pitching shoes, casting a line, or telling a good story around a fire. Is survived by his wife, Joycelyn Thomas; son, Dylan Troy Thomas; daughter, Alexis Reyna Thomas; father Eddie Leroy Thomas; mother Charlotte Ann Thomas; brothers Jamie Jens Thomas & Craig Dean Thomas; as well a niece and nephews. A Celebration of his life will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Bring’s Funeral Home, located at 6910 East Broadway Blvd.