Walter Thomas (musician)
Since the 1940s, he lived in Englewood, New Jersey, near his old friend Tyree Glenn, with whom he spent much time in retirement. He died on August 26, 1981 as a result of cancer.
Thomas was inducted into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in 1996.
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