Richard Allen Thomas, V

1972 - 2012, Santa Barbara

04/01/1972 – 03/29/2012

Son, brother, uncle, nature lover & hiker are but a few of the words that described who Richard Allen Thomas V (Rick or Ricky as he was affectionately known) was. However, volumes of written words couldn’t begin to tell of the beautiful soul that he was.

His talents excelled as a musician, writer, story teller, chef and in many other areas of life. He took great pleasure in sharing these gifts with others.

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, he attended school locally graduating from SBHS in 1990. He took great pride in playing football and winning CIF that year. He continued his studies at SBCC.

He leaves us all stunned and bewildered as to why such a talented and loving individual left us so soon. Yet, he will never really leave us, as his memory will live on in the minds and hearts of those who loved him.

Rick leaves his mother, Jo-Ann McClelland, father Richard, Sr., siblings Tammie DiSandro, Brittany McClelland, Jamil & Amir Thomas; & nephew Aaron DiSandro. Rick will be dearly missed and the memory of him will be cherished always. We mourn his departure but give thanks for the fact that we were privileged and blessed to have shared this life with him

The sun will rise, and the sun will set. Sweet ocean tides will rush in and recede. Seconds will turn into minutes, hours, days, weeks and years. But your memory and the love that we have for you will never fade. When hearts feel heaviest and unwilling to beat another beat… we will turn to the crystal clear memory of your hearty laugh, and we will find the strength to carry on.

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RIP Rick. Condolences to the family . Golden Tornado Forever bruddah !

FrankHolguinJr (anonymous profile)
April 26, 2012 at 2:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I hung out with Rick as kids and through high school, Rick was very different from most guys i hung out with, he was very quiet. I have tried looking him up for years and then i see the obituary here and just was struck with shock.

tonyfig805 (anonymous profile)
April 30, 2012 at 1:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Rick was one of the greatest guys ever. He will be missed by many but never forgotten. RIP bro.

DannyNoonan (anonymous profile)
May 4, 2012 at 1:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You will be missed, but you'll still be loved. I will never forget the lessons you gave me to open my eyes. With my eyes open, I shed a few tears for you. You own a piece of my mind and heart dude.

RIP Ricknsh*t


Mackenzie (anonymous profile)
May 7, 2012 at 12:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Mackenzie (anonymous profile)
May 7, 2012 at 1:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Rick, I will miss ya brother! So many good times we shared together. I have head full of good happy memories bro. You will allways be in my heart & soul. Rest in peace, Rick.

dbenton (anonymous profile)
May 7, 2012 at 2:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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