Rev. Reginald J. Thrash Sr., of Tatums, Oklahoma, was born to Lewis and Perfelthia (Hooks) Thrash Sr., on January 2, 1950, in Tatums, Oklahoma, and passed from this life on December 18, 2011, at his home in Tatums, Oklahoma, at the age of 61 years.


 Rev. Reginald J. Thrash Sr., of Tatums, Oklahoma, was born to Lewis and Perfelthia (Hooks) Thrash Sr., on January 2, 1950, in Tatums, Oklahoma, and passed from this life on December 18, 2011, at his home in Tatums, Oklahoma, at the age of 61 years.

 

Rev. Thrash grew up and attended school in Tatums, Oklahoma. Rev. Thrash worked for S & S Electric where he later retired. He graduated from Langston School of Religion where he also taught and took great pride and joy in his teaching. Rev. Thrash has been ministering for the past 25 years. He was the minister at the Center Union Baptist Church in Colbert for 17 years and Pilgrim Baptist Church in Tatums for eight years. After retiring from the ministry earlier this year, he became the associate pastor at the Bethel Baptist Church in Tatums. Rev. Thrash had a love for restoring cars. In his spare time he enjoyed building model cars where he won numerous competitions for his showmanship and attention to detail.

 

Mr. Thrash leaves to cherish his memory: wife of 19 years, Joetta; two sons, Michael Brown and wife, Molly of Crescent, Oklahoma, and Reginald J. Thrash Jr., of Gene Autry, Oklahoma; four daughters, Candice Johnson and husband, Terrance of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Veronica Brownlow of Austin, Texas, Tanika Thrash of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Misty Thrash of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; father, Lewis Thrash Sr., of Tatums, Oklahoma; two brothers, Stanley Thrash of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Lewis Thrash Jr. and wife, Resheedia of Tatums, Oklahoma; two special brothers, Billy Lambert and Vincent Seaman; five sisters, Yvonne Jones of Houston, Texas, Sylvia Williams of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Denise Hurley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Pamela Thrash of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Elaine Breath and husband, Estus of Tatums, Oklahoma; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

 

Mr. Thrash was preceded in death by his mother, Perfelthia Thrash; son, Bill Polite, and grandson, Marquis Brown.

 

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, December 24, 2011, at 11 a.m. in the Bethel Baptist Church in Tatums, Oklahoma, with the Rev. James Bollin officiating. Interment will be in the Tatums Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home.

 

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2011, at the funeral home.

 

You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com.