Tyler Rein Thomas passed away on his 22nd birthday on May 30, 2017. He was born May 30, 1995 in Lich, Germany to Ted Thomas and Kimberlee Bell Sacket Thomas.
Growing up, Tyler was into everything. He was a dare devil who loved to ride his bike and skateboard and would climb just about anything. As a student at Belton High School, this passion for the outdoor life continued. He ran cross-country track and wrestled for his school. Weekends would find Tyler boating and wakeboarding at the lake. He loved to go mudding, riding dirt bikes and motorcycles, yet also had a special place in his heart for his mother and loved his family and their dedication and sacrifice in protecting our freedom and liberties.
Because of his love for his country, Tyler followed in his family’s footsteps and served in the Army including a tour in Afghanistan with Operation Enduring Freedom. When he returned, he started taking classes at Blinn College in Bryan while working and having fun at Texas Roadhouse. Two of his biggest passions were bodybuilding at Gold’s Gym and riding his motorcycle. He was a member of the Motorcycle Club and the Brazos Valley Sports Riding Group. A true gentleman, Tyler loved charming the ladies with his country western dancing moves and attending outdoor concerts. With his outgoing personality, he got the most out of every day.
Tyler was blessed to have a large family who loved him. He leaves behind his mom, Kimberlee Bell Sacket Thomas, dad and step-mom Ted and Rebekah Thomas, sisters Tiffany Bell and Trinity Rose Thomas, grandparents Patricia E Thomas, Ed and Sue Thomas, Judy E Stinson, and Richard and Marjorie Sacket, and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins. He has been reunited with his friend and grandfather Allen Mayfield.
A celebration of Tyler’s life will be held with a casual gathering on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 5-7 PM at Hillier Funeral Home of Bryan.