Billy R. “Bill” Thomas, 88, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Funeral service will be held 10 am Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Gose officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger. In lieu of flowers his memory may be honored with a gift to Missions at Calvary Baptist Church, P.O Box 1026, Borger, Texas 79008.
Billy was born October 23, 1929 in Seminole County, Oklahoma to Barney and Nellie Melton Thomas. He graduated from Maud High School in 1947. Billy married Wilma McAtee on November 5, 1949 in Cromwell, Oklahoma. They moved to Borger from Tulsa, Oklahoma in May of 1952. He began working for Phillips Petroleum Company as a yardman and retired as a stillman in 1993.
He came to know Christ as a young boy in Oklahoma and was a 62 year member of Calvary Baptist Church. Bill worked with Little League Baseball and Pony League Baseball while his sons were young. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling and watching his children and grandchildren play sports.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Virgil Thomas.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma of Borger; three sons, Randall Thomas and wife Shari of Greeley, Colorado, Sherman Thomas and wife Susan of Melissa, Texas, William Thomas and wife Helen of Borger; two daughters, Marilyn Clawson and husband Kendall of Borger, Barbara Mitchell and husband Richard of Borger; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and three brothers, Lloyd Thomas, Jim Thomas and Tom Thomas.
The family would like to give special thanks to Terrie Strickland, Janet Morrison and Interim Hospice for the kindness and care they showed to Bill.
To the Thomas Family,
Bill was such a wonderful man. He was a dear and cherished friend to my Daddy for many years. Our prayers, hearts and thoughts are with each of you. May the precious memories and wonderful stories help sustain you in the coming days. We love you all.
Judy and Don AllenFritch, TX
Helen, Billy, and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved father and grandfather. Please accept our most sincere sympathy and prayers at this most sorrowful time. Diane & Charlie Weaver
Diane and Charlie WeaverBorger, TX
You always have and will always be my 1st Love. You taught your children discipline ,manners, and Love for the Lord. I will always cherish the last week caring for you. I would not trade that time for the world. The Lord called home a Blessed Angel with the funniest personality around. You gave us so many precious memories that no one will ever take away. I love you Daddy, until we meet again in Heaven.
Your Daughter Barbara.
BARBARA THOMAS MITCHELLBorger, TX
I have so many great memories of Bill throughout the years. I loved his since of humour and his stories. He will truly be be missed.
David BrawleyBorger, TX
Billy and Helen,
We love you guys and are thinking of you and your family with broken hearts.
Rickey and Karen GoldenBorger, TX
Dear Thomas family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be lifting you in prayer & praying for your peace. God bless.
Lisa GillispieBorger, TX
Our deepest sympathy for the family. Praying for peace and comfort during this time.
Tommy and Linda CountsBorger, TX
We're going to miss you Dad. You were definitely loved.
RANDY THOMASGreeley, CO
So sorry for your loss. Know you and your family will be in my prayers. God bless you.
Paula HawthorneLouisa, VA
Sherman and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Suzie HarderBorger, TX