Brother David Earl Thomas, Sr. was born May 15, 1934 in Dubberly to the late Andrew and Lucille Hampton Thomas. He was the first sibling of the family.
David received Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Nebo Baptist Church of Dubberly.
He attended school at Central School. He was employed at Pit's Glass Company in Shreveport for several years. He was a specialist at his craft of cutting glass. He later moved to Maywood, Illinois to be closer to his mother. Upon the death of his father he moved to Minden in 1983 and remained until his death.