Aug. 7, 1951 – Aug. 5, 2021
Allan Harl Thomas, 69, of Hammond, LA and Magnolia, died Aug. 5, 2021, at home after a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Thomas was born in Walthall County, Aug. 7, 1951, to the late Frank Selden Thomas and the late Dorothy Marie Simmons Myers. He attended school in Magnolia and Cypress TX. Thomas was trained at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. He initially worked at Amtrak as a chef on the passenger train, the “City of New Orleans”. Later he worked in the lounge car where he loved explaining historical areas of interest to the passengers along the route. Before he retired he served as coordinator of Amtrak’s safety program.
He was an avid genealogist, historian and gardener. He loved reading and art.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Susan Thomas Ikerd and two brothers, Frank Thomas, Jr. and David Neal Thomas.
Survivors are his husband, Timothy Lenoir Thomas; long time friend, Jerome Land; and five sisters: Merry Thomas, Cypress TX; Darlene Thomas Logan (Andy), Santa Fe, TX; Ashley Thomas Torrez (Rudy), Kingman, AZ; Carolyn Myers Reynolds and Mitzi Myers Derry (Bill) of Magnolia; two brothers, Joey Myers (Becky) and Jeff Myers (Lisa) of Magnolia.
Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home of Hammond was in charge of the arrangements.