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J R "Bill" Thomas
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1928
Adair County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jan. 29, 2007
Adair County
Oklahoma, USA

February 7, 2007
*Stilwell Democrat Journal

J R "Bill" Thomas was born February 5, 1928 in Stilwell, Oklahoma to Delmer and Anna Mae (Vanderheiden) Thomas and departed this life January 29, 2007 at the age of 78 years, 11 months, and 23 days.

Bill was a World War II veteran where he served his country proudly in the United States Navy.

On March 27, 1948, Bill married Betty Campbell. They spent 58 happy years together and were blessed with five children.

Bill's parents, Delmer and Anna Mae Thomas and his son, Rocky Dale Thomas preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Thomas; four children, DeLethia Ann Thomas, of Stilwell, Ronald Lee Thomas and wife, Doris, of Stilwell, Debra June Kochie and husband, Andy, of Arlington, TX, Elizabeth Jean Prince and husband, David, of Watauga, TX; one daughter-in-law, Kathy Thomas, of Stilwell.

He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, 2 brothers and a host of other friends and relatives.

Services were held Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at Hart Memorial Chapel with Bro. Aaron Barton, Bro. John Killer and Bro. Bobby Cothren officiating.

Interment followed at Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home. 
Family links: 
  Henry Delmer Thomas (1905 - 1970)
  Anna Mae Vanderheiden Thomas (1901 - 1975)
  Betty J Thomas (1928 - ____)*
  Claudia Zelma Thomas Wood (1926 - 2002)*
  J R Thomas (1928 - 2007)
  Jessie Nadine Thomas Scraper (1929 - 1996)*
*Calculated relationship
Stilwell Cemetery
Adair County
Oklahoma, USA
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Record added: May 09, 2013
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World War II Victory Medal (for dress uniform) as earned by Fireman 1st Class J R Thomas, US Navy. Rest in Peace, Sir. / A decoration of the United States military created by an act of Congress in July 1945. The decoration commemorates military servic...(Read more)
- Wes T.
 Added: Apr. 12, 2015
BRAVO ZULU, Sailor. --Salute.
- Landlocked_Seaman
 Added: Sep. 2, 2013
Thank you, Sir, for your service to your Navy and your country in World War II. Your watch has been relieved; Set Condition Bravo Zulu.
- Wes T.
 Added: Sep. 2, 2013
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