Dave V. Thomas was born Dec. 19, 1940, to Wesley Thomas Sr. and Estella Roberson Thomas in Ringgold. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Ringgold, under the leadership of the Rev. T.R. Patterson.
He married the late Jessie Lee Webb June 8, 1962, and settled in Ringgold. United in holy matrimony, two children were born, David Earl (Taralese) Thomas, and Barbara (Carlos) Giles. In 1990, he united with Carter Memorial Baptist Church, under the leadership of the Rev. John L. Crawford and remained a faithful member until his call home to Jesus Christ.