WILLIAM “BILL” O. THOMAS, 78, of New Haven, passed away on Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Parkview Hospital. He retired from Navistar after 26 years of service in 1993. He was a member of the Eagles and Moose in New Haven. He is survived by his son, Lawrence (Mary Lou) of Pierceton; daughter, Kathy (John) Dublin of Wingate, N.C.; significant other of over 26 years, Sharon Patterson of New Haven; brothers, Robert and Dewey Thomas; sisters, Pat, Janice, Shirley and Violet; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Sue Williams; and two brothers, T.J. and Jr. Thomas. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at the funeral home. He will be laid to rest at Covington Memorial Gardens. www.covingtonmemorial.com

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