William Thomas

William Thomas

William Ronald Thomas, Sr., 73 of 391 Grandy Road, Grandy, NC died Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Albemarle Hospital.  A native of Cumberland MD, he was the son of the late James Harold Thomas and Dorothy Mae Steward Shipley and the husband of Maxine Camille Nave Thomas of the home.  He was the former owner and operator of a restaurant and a member of the Moose and Elks Clubs.

 Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Terrie Lynn Hanks and husband George of Cranberry Township, PA; two sons, Timmy Thomas and wife Michele of Grandy, NC and William R. Thomas, Jr., and wife Fawn of Harmony, PA; a brother, James Harold Thomas, Jr., and wife Anne of Ellerslie, PA; and seven grandchildren.

 A visitation will be Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Twiford’s Memorial Chapel.  The body will be sent to John Hafer Funeral Home, La Vale, MD for services and burial at Davis Memorial Cemetery in Cumberland, MD.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Thomas family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting www.twifordfh.com.

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  1. Tina Craddock on December 3rd, 2012 9:50 pm

    Maxine and family – I am so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He had such a flare for life and his presence will be missed. I will carry his memory with me and will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if we can help you.
    Love,
    Tina Craddock


  2. Floyd & Willa Hoskinson on December 4th, 2012 2:48 pm

    Please accept our sympathy at this difficult time. We will remember you all in our prayers.


  3. Steven Craddock on December 5th, 2012 12:46 pm

    To all the Thomas family – Here are a few thoughts I have about my friend Bill.

    Each time Bill and I talked over the last few years, he told me how much he had come to realize how much his family meant to him; how much he relied upon you, Maxine; and how grateful he was to have his family supporting and caring for him.

    Bill’s tough exterior hid what we, who knew him well, always knew – that he was a soft-hearted person inside, a sympathetic and caring person, and a man who truly loved his family and friends. Bill’s good-heartedness and character will live on, for eternity, in all our hearts.

    “The only thing greater than the pain we feel for Bill’s passing is the joy the angels felt when he arrived in Heaven” by Steven Craddock.


  4. Janelle Parrish on December 6th, 2012 10:03 am

    Maxine and family -
    I only got to know Bill a short time thru Pizza Hut, but in that time I learned that Bill loved you and life. They are having a good time in heaven with Bill there.


  5. BILL AND PAT DAVIS on December 12th, 2012 9:56 am

    MAXINE, HEARD OF BILLS PASSING. I HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL. IT IS NOW TIME FOR YOU TO TAKE CARE OF YOU. I LOVED HIM AND YOU . HE WILL NOT LET HEAVEN REST. I AM SURE HE WILL PLACED IN THE ACTIVE SECTION. I WILL NEVER FORGET HIM AND YOU . YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS TELL FAMILY HELLO IF I CAN HELP YOU IN ANY WAY LET ME KNOW,I TOOK CARE OF HIM FOR SO LONG . I WILL TRULY MISS HIM LOVE PAT DAVIS


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