Brian Scott Thomas
06/17/2020

Brian Scott Thomas, loving husband, and father passed away unexpectedly on June 17, 2020 at the age of 52. Brian was born in Sydney, Australia on April 23, 1968 to George and Lyla Joy Thomas. Brian spent his childhood and teenage years in Hollywood, Florida before moving to St. George, Utah for his senior year of high school.  Brian graduated from Pine View High School in 1986. Brian was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a two-year mission in Norway before proudly serving his country in the First Gulf War with the Marines LAV Unit.

Brian married Stephanie Snow in the St. George Temple on April 24, 1992.  They moved to Hollywood, Florida where their three sons Marshall (25), Mitchell (23) and Mason (18) were born.  Brian worked with his father in the family owned company, Zee Medical, and served as Bishop of the Hollywood Florida Ward for five years. In Florida, Brian and Stephanie gained many friends and made many wonderful memories. For more than twenty years they cherished their annual Florida Keys trip with close friends. Brian and his sons loved football, and whether it was the Dallas Cowboys or the University of Miami Hurricanes, they were always talking about it.

In 2008 the Thomas family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where all three of their boys graduated from East High.  Recently, Brian has been the Vice President of Store Operations for the Channel Control Merchants LLC based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  Brian had a gift for encouraging those around him to be the best they could be.  Recently, Brian served many communities in the southern states. He personally delivered 25,000 N95 masks to seventy-five hospitals, assisted care retirement homes, fire departments, and several police departments.

Brian had a passion for family, reading, cooking, football, history, and walking his dog, Roxanne. He always offered words of encouragement and made everyone he came in contact with feel important. He loved cooking and barbecuing for friends and family, feeding them until they couldn’t eat anymore. Brian blessed everyone with his infectious smile, big open arms, loud New York accent (even though he never lived there), optimistic attitude, and his kind and compassionate spirit. Brian is a role model for everyone, especially his three boys who love him without condition and want to make him proud.

He is survived by his loving wife, Stephanie Thomas, and his three sons, Marshall, Mitchell and Mason. He is also survived by his parents George and Lyla Joy Thomas and siblings Stephanie (Rob) Moyle, Debbie (Chris) Jones, Michelle (Marshall) Coleman, Steven (Tammy) Thomas, David (Megan) Thomas, and Elizabeth (Tyler) Barrus. He is also survived by his father and mother in-law, Vern and Mary Snow, sister-in-laws, Stacy Snow (Gary) and Shaylee (Kole) Furley, and over thirty nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on June 26th, 2020 at the Bonneville Glenn, 1050 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah at 5:00pm. Please leave any memories and pictures you may want to share with the family to memoriesofbrianthomas.com.  Wishes and support messages can be sent to the family at www.spilsburymortuary.com.

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  1. My sincere sympathies go out Steph, Marshall, Mitch, and Mason. Also, to the extended Thomas and Snow families. Brian was a dear friend to me. I met Brian when I moved to Salt Lake City right after he returned from The Gulf War. He and Steph were meant for each other. They enjoyed a friendship, courtship, and marriage that people dream of. I enjoyed traveling and spending time with them and their family. Sometimes it would be many years between visits, but our friendship was always as if no time had passed. I am shocked at Brian’s sudden passing, but I am confident as he would be that I will see Brian again.
    Mosiah 16:8
    But there is a resurrection, therefore the grave hath no victory, and the sting of death is swallowed up in Christ.

  2. I was lucky enough to work with Brian at Lumber Liquidators. He will forever be someone I will remember. Brian filled a room but never tried to overshadow others. He just liked being with people. We laughed together often, drank a little too much sometimes and talked a lot. He was truly the definition of a “good man”. I will miss his quick smile, his infectious laugh and his heartfelt humanity. Rest in Peace my friend. The world is a little darker without you.

  3. We always felt a special connection with your family when we met in Florida. Brian was so fun and I truly don’t remember a time he didn’t have his big cheesy smile. His personality was contagious. He was a wonderful bishop and just so full of life. I feel like he probably accomplished more in 52 years than 10 people would in a 100years. I was excited that we were going to meet up again in Mississippi. Sometimes the Lord has other plans. We feel so lucky to have known him, that he affected us and will forever treasure our friendship. Stephanie, we love you and the boys and will be praying for peace and comfort during your difficult time. Please finish the bucket list with the boys and come watch some SEC football at the Ole Miss grove, our home is always open to you. Love and prayers. Families are forever.

  4. Steph, we are so sorry to hear this. Please know how much we love you and will keep you in our prayers!

  5. We truly send our thoughts and prayers to Stephanie and the boys, George & Lyla and the Snow Family! May the Lord Bless all the Families with love and comfort at this time of need. I loved working with Brian for over 9 years at ZEE MEDICAL. We love you!

  6. I will always remember Brian as a young marine, as that’s what he was doing when I lived with the Thomas family. Rest in piece.

  7. Steph, I am so sorry for your loss. You have always been so special to our family. We send our love and prayers to you. Some day we will understand why Heavenly Father called Brian home. I ask myself every day why he took our Julie, leaving her five children without a mother to raise them, but I know she finished her work here and was needed in heaven. My only consolation is knowing she’s in a better place than me. Love you, Reta

  8. We are so very sorry to learn of Brian’s passing. Wishing all the Thomas family peace and God’s comfort now and always.

  9. We are saddened to hear about the passing of Brian. To Stephanie and family please know we love and care about you. As we read about Brian’s life, we were impressed with his giving heart and his willingness to serve his country. You and your family we’ll be in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, may the love of the Lord give you comfort for days to come.

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