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Mr. Harvey Leal Thomas, age 86, of Bentonville, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Circle of Life Hospice in Bentonville. He was born November 16, 1934, in Bronson, Kansas, to Floyd Arthur and Alice May Bowles Thomas. In high school Harvey was an outstanding athlete and lettered in three sports. Harvey graduated from Bronson, Kansas High School in 1952. Harvey married his High School sweetheart, Marjorie Stewart in 1952. They had their own farm in Bronson, Kansas, and had three daughter in the following years. Harvey attended Wichita Tech and Decry University and lived in the San Jose, California, area three times. Mr. Thomas retired from IBM and AMDAHL as Director of Computer Field Services. He spent 33 years in the computer industry and he and Marjorie raised their three daughters in Tulsa, OK. After retirement at the age of 55, he built log homes in Northwest Arkansas, traveled by RV and visited most of the states. He also sold insurance for seniors for eleven years in Northwest Arkansas. Harvey also enjoyed boating and skiing on Grand Lake and Beaver Lake. He loved his many RV’s and boats. The Dallas Cowboys and Arkansas Razorbacks were his favorite sports teams. Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, first wife of 37 years, Majorie Stewart Thomas, daughters, Patricia Thomas Fields and Cheryl Thomas Ruckert, sisters, Helen Thomas Wilson and Wanda Thomas Fouts. Mr. Thomas was survived by his wife, Janet Allen Williams Thomas whom he married in […]