Pawhuska resident Andrew Ross Thomas, 24, died Thursday, Oct. 6, from injuries sustained in an early morning automobile accident.
Born Nov. 12, 1991, in Bartlesville, Andrew was the son of Michael Ross Fields and Andrea Don Thomas. He graduated from Hominy High School, where he was active in track, baseball and football. Andrew also had attended Pawhuska schools, participating in wrestling and baseball. He had played flag football in Tulsa, as well. Suffice it to say, Andrew loved sports. He enjoyed playing disc golf and riding motorcycles and 4-wheelers. He loved the Oklahoma Sooners.
He was a member of the Osage and Cherokee Tribes, where he would dance for the Hominy District during the Osage ceremonial dances. Andrew was well liked by everyone and was known to be very polite and well-mannered.
Surviving family members include: his mother, Andrea Thomas; his father, Michael Fields; three brothers — Adrian Thomas, George Fields and Geoffrey Fields, and his significant other, Lauran Allen. Andrew also is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family and friends. And, a baby was on the way.
Andrew was preceded in death by his grandparents, James Franklin Thomas and Anita Lookout West, and a great grandmother, Lenora Maten Fields.
Traditional Indian services were held Monday, Oct. 10, at the Indian Camp Chapel in Pawhuska, with Mongrain Lookout officiating. Interment was to be in the A.M. Powell Memorial Cemetery in Hominy.
McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.