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Burnard "Steve" Thomas

July 14, 1955 — January 18, 2019


 Burnard Steven “Steve” Thomas, age 63 of Cleveland, departed this life on Friday morning, January 18, 2019, at Tennova Healthcare in Cleveland. Born on July 14, 1955 in Cleveland to the late Bedford and Barbara Hicks Thomas he was a lifelong resident of Bradley County and was employed for several years at Ledford Machine and Supply. Steve enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Ricks Thomas; and his infant daughter, Rachel

Survivors include his sister, Lori Blair; brother, Mike (Janet) Thomas; sisters-in-law. Deana Laudner and Susan Ricks; and brother-in-law, John (Karen) Ricks as well as several nieces, nephews, and other extended family.

 A Graveside service to Celebrate Steve’s life will be held at 1p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Michigan Avenue Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-8p.m. Monday, January 21, 2019 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at

We invite you to send a message of comfort and view the family guestbook at

Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, January 21, 2019

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Michigan Avenue Baptist Church Cemetery

Michigan Avenue School Road, Cleveland, TN 37323

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