• In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the Bill Thomas Children's College Fund, and make checks payable to Maria Thomas, 6600 NE Antioch, and Gladstone, Missouri 64119.
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    Bill Thomas Children's College Fund
    6600 NE Antioch Rd.
    Gladstone, MO 64119

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“Maria, Sydney, Mackenzie, and Riley you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. We've all experienced a loss with Bill's passing but your sense of...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Bruce Clark - St. Louis, MO

“Dear Thomas Family, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your father and husband. May you all find peace, and cherish the memories that...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Judie Richey - Kansas City, MO

“My prayers are with you Maria and family. Bill was a very special person professionally and personally. He will be missed by many. May GOD help and...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Donna Thornton - Lawson, MO

“Dear Maria and family, We extend condolences to you on the loss of your loved one, Bill. Please know you are in the thoughts and prayers of the...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Kathy Garrison - Atchison, KS

“I worked with Bill @ AOS. He was constantly on his phone working a deal with a customer, but, you never saw him in a bad mood. His laugh, his smile...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Robert Pavitt - Kansas City, MO

“Sincere, Witty, Competitive, and Genuine. So sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Carrie Kaifes-Lally - Kansas City, KS

“I am so sorry to hear about this loss. he was a good husband, father and person. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. He will be in our...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Jaime Clark - Bonner Springs, KS

“Maria, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bill at CA for about a year and it's been a great experience working with someone with such a...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Stefana Muller - Babylon, NY

“Dearest Maria and family ~ We were so terribly sad to hear of your loss and we send you are sincerest wishes for peace and comfort now and in...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Deborah Albee - Woodstock, IL

“Maria, Sydney, Mackenzie & Riley, We are heartbroken by the sudden loss of your Husband and Dad. Bill was a special man, indeed. You three children...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Colleen Stuhlman - Kansas City, MO

“Maria, Sydney, Mackenzie and Riley I am in shock about your Dad. Bill was such a nice person and he was fun. I will always remember Bill and...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Brenda Shores - Kansas City, MO

“Maria, Sydney, Mackenzie, and Riley, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the Lord be with...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Lisa Moore - grand forks, ND

“Will miss you sorry you had to go, good luck to the family, with love, Bill Coffee ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Bill Coffee - Argyle, WI - Friend

“I first met Bill in the Summer of 1971 when we both played 8 yr old 3&2 Baseball for Guilfoil Sporting Goods. Bill was way better than me at the...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Brian Kubicki - Shawnee, KS

“When we were students at Ward High School, Bill's locker was near mine. My memory of him is that he was one of the nicest, kindest, happiest people I...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Laura (Tomasic) Schmidt - KS

“I am truly sorry for your loss. Billy was a great person. I was lucky enough to compete agaisnt Billy in several sports all through grade school,...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: John Kane - Overland Park, KS

“Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. God Bless. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Elaine Simpson Hoffman - Hinsdale, IL

“I am praying for all of you. I imagine Bill in heaven fishing with Jesus. May the Lord hold you in the palm of his hand and you find peace in the...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Susan McClellan Freemyer - KS

“Maria, Sydney, Mackenzie and Riley, I can't tell you how surprised and deeply saddened I was to hear about Bill, your husband and father. While I...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Michelle Maggard - Kansas City, MO

“Dear Maria, Tom and I are devastated by the terrible news of Bill's passing. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel today and the sympathy and...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Donna Rahrar - Kansas City, MO

“Maria, and Kids: Over the past 8 years or so, Bill has become a great friend, and advisor in my career. I know that he loved you guys, and was a...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Phil Baumert - Kansas City, MO


William "Bill" D. Thomas, 50, of Kansas City, MO, passed away February 2, 2013. A Celebration of Life will be at 2 pm Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at White Chapel Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6 – 8 pm, Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Funeral Home.

He was born in Kansas City, KS December 23, 1962. He attended Blessed Sacrament elementary and graduated from Bishop Ward in 1981. He attended Benedictine College and KU. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1983 and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 1987. He married his college sweetheart, Maria Riley, on July 25, 1987.

Bill enjoyed his career as an information specialist in the IT industry including Commerce Bank, HNTB, President and founder of GTC and most recently, with CA Technologies. His greatest loves were family, friends and fishin'.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents Joseph Jr. and wife Patricia Thomas and his nephew Brian Hensley. Survivors include his loving wife of 25 years, Maria Thomas, 3 children Sydney, Mackenzie and Riley Thomas. Dad we will miss you every day. You were a great husband and father. 5 siblings, Jeff Thomas (Deborah) of Gladstone, MO, Mary Sue Snell (Bill) of Edwardsville, KS, Linda McMillan of Kansas City, MO, Sharon Riecker (Derek) of Fremont, NE, Dianne Williams (Jeff) of Gladstone, MO and his cousin Frannie Yurkovich. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the Bill Thomas Children's College Fund, and make checks payable to Maria Thomas, 6600 NE Antioch, and Gladstone, Missouri 64119.