10/4/1966 – 3/16/2020
Michael Lynn Thomas, 53, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020. He was born October 4, 1966 to Dan and Marilyn Terrell Thomas in Arlington, TX. He graduated from Alvin High School in 1985. He was in the jazz band in high school and continued his love of music into his adult life; he even talked his wife into building a music room in his beautiful home.
He met the love of his life Bettina and they were married on October 16, 1993, together they had 3 amazing boys, Tyler (heir to his empire), Dylan and Cameron. He loved his boys very much and introduced them all into music so that they could all jam together. He loved seeing the world with them and making memories. Bettina and the boys are devastated and will miss him terribly.
Michael established Third Coast Graphics in February 2000, where he continued his love of art design and developing his Third Coast surfer retail line.
He loved playing music, sports cars, designing artwork and traveling. He was a foodie and was a connoisseur of Mexican food, where he based his Mexican food on a 5-sombrero system. Every Friday he visited the local Taqueria in Alvin to bring breakfast tacos to his employees that he loved very much. Michael loved to cook, especially BBQ; no one left our house hungry. He always made sure that everyone had food to take home.
Michael is survived by his loving wife Bettina; sons, Tyler, Dylan and Cameron; parents, Dan and Marilyn Thomas; brothers, Jeff and his wife Marcy, Jim and Scott and his wife Adrienne; mother and father-in-law, Daniel and Christhilde Hankins; sister-in-law, Janet Feltner, sister-in-law, Francesca and husband Quinn Baker; brother-in-law Joshua Hankins and wife Amber; sister-in-law Rachael Hankins; brother-in-law Jeremiah Hankins; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cherished friends.
A private memorial service will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. at the Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200 with Pastor Eddie Cantu officiating. For those wishing to view the service you may join a live streaming at https://www.facebook.com/319mi/videos/244652808226
Bettina, the boys and the entire family appreciate your understanding as we plan a dignified service for Michael, while considering the health of our high-risk family attending the service. Once the pandemic has passed a celebration of life will be held for everyone.
Michael was loved by all and will be missed by so many. When you were in Mike's presence you were always laughing; he was the best at telling jokes and stories. While he moved to Friendswood, he always considered Alvin, TX "God's Country". If you asked him where he lived, he still said Alvin, TX.
Condolences may be sent to the Thomas family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.