Brian “Slats” Thomas, 84, of Sulphur, passed away Sunday, March 10, at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be at 2:00 pm, Thursday, March 14, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Beaumont. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, on Sept. 21, 1928, Brian was the son of T.W. Thomas and Mozelle (Harlan) Thomas. He worked as a drilling superintendent at AMOCO Production Company.

Brian was preceded in death by his mother, Mozelle Thomas, and is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy Thomas; sons, Tommy Thomas of Sulphur, and Scott Thomas and wife, Heidi of Sulphur; daughter, Angie Sand and husband, William of Lafayette; grandchildren, Justin Thomas, Krissi Newton, Shelby Sand, Neil Sand, Nick Thomas, Hannah Thomas; great-grandson, Brayden Newton; and brother, Robert Thomas.