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LTC (Ret.) William F. Thomas

November 17, 1945 July 22, 2018
LTC (Ret.) William F. Thomas
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Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) William F. Thomas, 72, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Riverdale. He was born in Rose Hill, North Carolina to Helen and Steven Thomas. Bill was a Retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army and a Master Army Aviator. He served two tours as a Gunship Pilot in Vietnam. During his career, Bill was awarded many medals, including a Bronze Star and 31 Air Medals.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Steven Thomas and is survived by his wife of 52 years, Wilmoth Thomas; his sons, Brigadier General (Ret.) U.S. Army Kelly Joe Thomas (Sue), Thomas D. Thomas and Major (Ret.) USAF Don Ray Thomas (Tammy); his grandchildren, Kristen Cummings (Trey) and Captain U.S. Army Joel Thomas (Lindsay); his grandson, Cavan Thomas; his grandchildren, Will Thomas (Tyler), Drew Thomas, Jessica Thomas (Cadet USAF Academy); his great-grandchildren, Camden Cummings, Ryder Cummings, Lilly Thomas, Rylee Thomas; his mother, Helen Thomas; his brother, Steven Ray Thomas, Jr. (Saunda).

The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 PM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, GA. A Memorial Service will follow at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, GA, with Dr. Sam Matthews officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family lovingly requests donations to Fayetteville First United Methodist Church for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), 175 E. Lanier Avenue, Fayetteville, GA 30214, http://www.fayettevillefirst.com/.


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Visitation

Friday

27

Jul

12:00 PM 7/27/2018 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 7/27/2018 2:00:00 PM
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Fayetteville

180 N Jeff Davis Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Fayetteville
180 N Jeff Davis Drive Fayetteville 30214 GA
United States

Memorial Service

Friday

27

Jul

2:00 PM 7/27/2018 2:00:00 PM
Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Fayetteville

180 N Jeff Davis Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home - Fayetteville
180 N Jeff Davis Drive Fayetteville 30214 GA
United States

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Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Chapel

175 East Lanier Ave
Fayetteville, GA 30214
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For the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
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