William Harcourt Thomas

Class of 1944

1944 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily Journal
William Harcourt Thomas

– will be in the army air corps shortly after graduation.

He is the son of Rev. and Mrs. David Thomas, 414 Eighth street, and is 17 years old.

He was born in Garfield county and attended grade school in Perry. He is a member of Alpha Eta.

He belong to the Letterman’s club and has played football since 1948. He was also active in basketball. He plans to attend architectural engineering school when the war is over.

William Harcourt Thomas

September 10, 1926 – January 28, 2002

William Harcourt “Bill” Thomas went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2002.

Born September 10, 1926, he was the son of Rev. David and Eula Thomas.

Bill graduated from Perry High School in 1944. He married the former Willa Jean Adams on April 22, 1944.

He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II and was a 1949 graduate of Oklahoma A & M College.

He was the Tulsa Division Manager for Public Service Company of Oklahoma until his retirement after 30 years of employment. He then was Assistant Director of the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and retired after 10 years of service.

Bill was a man of integrity who touched the communities in which he lived and worked and the lives of those who came to know him.

Bill was a truly devoted husband. father and grandfather.

Survivors are his wife, Willa Jean Thomas; four children, Connie Beth Bass, Irvine, California, and Cathy Streight, Mike Thomas and Susan Hammond, all of Tulsa. Oklahoma; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and only brother, David Thomas.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 31, 2002, at Grace Hill Cemetery. Rev. Tim Boggess will officiate. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.