Thomas served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Lansing Police Department. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.
He is survived by 2 sons and their families, Duane (Nina) Bolan, their children, Jared and Zackary, and Scott Bolan, and his daughter, Katlyn. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Evelyn Joy Bolan in 2005.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care.