Bob Thomas, 78, of Van Buren died Friday, April 22, 2016, at a local hospital. He was a retired owner and operator of Thomas Electric in Fort Smith, Army veteran and widower of Ora Thomas.

Funeral was April 25 at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with cremation following.

He is survived by two daughters, Vicki Renfro and Polly Jenkins, both of Van Buren; three sons, Bob Thomas and Marty Thomas, both of Van Buren, and Danny Thomas of Fayetteville; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.