William R. Thomas, Sr.

Sunrise: October 19, 1943

Sunset: August 17, 2018

On Friday, August 17, 2018 at 2:07pm our Lord called William Russell Thomas, Sr. home to be with him. William was born to his father Augusta Parker, Sr. and mother, Daisy Thomas in Smithfield, VA on October 19, 1943. He attended school at St. John’s Catholic School in Norfolk, VA, Ruffner Jr. and High School, Booker T. Washington High School. He was a member of Saint Mary Catholic Church, 1000 Holt St. Norfolk, VA 23504 for 57 years. William worked for J.G. Wilson Steel for 30 years of service then retired. William was preceded in death by Shirley Thomas. William met his childhood sweetheart, Josephine McInnis Thomas. They married and had 8 children, Shimmy Jones (deceased) (Vincent deceased) of Virginia Beach, Charlene
House (Terry, Sr.,) of Chesapeake, Kim Cowell (Darryl), William Thomas, Jr., (Marjorie) of Richmond, Virginia, Robert A. Thomas, Sr. (Carmon) of Chesapeake, Scott Comer Thomas (KenTrell) of Pensacola, FL and Latoya Rogers (fiancé Howard), Rose Gilmore of Hartford, CT; 3 siblings, Lillian Turner (Bobby), Sterling Parker and Augusta Parker, Jr. (Amanda) of Hartford, CT, and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was married over 20 years to his second wife, Shirley Thomas Wilkin. He also leaves behind Carolyn Brooks (Randolph deceased), Margaret (Wallace Wilson), George Brooks (Karen), Milton Brooks (Simone), William Brooks and Melvin Spencer (deceased). He was predeceased by 9 siblings.

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