July 18 1951 - February 5, 2018

John Edward Thomas, Jr., 66, passed away February 5, 2018 in  Ashland, Oregon. John was born July 18, 1951 in Prineville, Ore.

He spent his early childhood in Madras, Ore. which he dearly loved and considered his hometown. He graduated in 1969 from South Salem High School and subsequently attended Southern Oregon University, majoring in Sociology.

John and wife Lori (Depue) Thomas were married January 25, 1975 in Lebanon, Ore.

John owned and operated Ashland Motor Company with his wife and twin brother, Bob until retirement in 2016. John was an avid cyclist, hiker, and photographer as well as a lover of dogs, especially if they were Standard Poodles.

John was a loving and loyal husband, brother, uncle, and friend. He is survived by his wife, Lori Thomas of Ashland, Ore.; brother, Robert Thomas of Talent, Ore.; and sister, Colleen Burbank of   Gilchrist, Ore.; as well as nephew, Jake Burbank and niece, Stephanie McMechan.