Born: - Deceased: February 3, 2023
Dennis Joseph Thomas, 63, born in Spokane, Washington and passed away peacefully on February 3, 2023 at his home in Waterloo, Illinois after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Dennis served 7 years in the United States Army stationed in Germany as a Technical Sergeant performing maintenance on generators and compressors. While in the army Dennis received the National Defense and Good Conduct medals. After leaving the army he worked at Walmart in Belleville, Illinois assembling lawnmowers and bicycles.
Dennis enjoyed playing darts and frequently organized leagues and events. He made a garden each year with vegetables and flowers and maintained the yard of the family home. Dennis was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville and member of Gothic Lodge #852 A.F. & A.M.
Dennis was survived by his:
- Mother: Gwyneth, nee Prince, Thomas
- Sister: Elaine (Newlyn) Thomas-Horton of Waterloo IL
- Aunt: Yvonne McDaniel of Sauget, IL
- (Aunt) Joy Wallace of Belleville, IL
- Many beloved cousins
Dennis was preceded in death by his:
- Father: Joseph Thomas
- Birth mother: Clara Jane, nee Jones, Thomas
- Beloved grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins
Special thanks: The family extends special thanks to John Cochran and Jefferson Barracks Veterans Administration Facilities for the exemplary care provided for Dennis and support for the family.
This glimpse into Dennis’s life does not reflect his unique trait to be a friend to all he met.
Memorials: American Diabetes Association or American Cancer Society.
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00am to Noon on Saturday February 11, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 12:00pm Noon at Kurrus Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Black officiating.
Burial: Procession will leave Kurrus Funeral Home at 10:15am on Monday, February 13, 2023 for a 11:00am graveside service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.