Earl Thomas, Jr. 70, passed on to a better life on May 21, 2013, after a short illness. He is survived by his sister, Laverne Howell of Las Vegas. Earl served in the U.S. Army from 1962 until 1968. He was employed with City Auto Stamping until it closed, and continued his career as a journeyman machine repairman with Jeep until his retirment. Earl was a very handy guy as there wasn’t much he couldn’t fix. He was an accomplished bowler for many years but his true passion was dancing where he was known to make friends easily. Earl will be truly missed by all who knew him.