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William Edward Thomas, 69, of Newberry, died Tuesday evening June 30, 2020 at McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Born February 11, 1951 in Cartersville, Georgia, son of the late Raymond H. and Vera P. (Beal) Thomas, Bill was a 1969 graduate of Berkeley High School in Berkeley, Michigan. Bill was employed as an automotive mechanic for Twelve and Evergreen Shell in Southfield for 20 years until his retirement.  A resident of Newberry since 1991, Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and rebuilding dune buggies and engines. On July 7, 1984, Bill married the former Faith Redmond in Lathrop Village, Michigan and she preceded him in death on July 16, 2013.

Survivors include his daughters Kathleen (Jason) Miller and Danielle (Edward) Carter all of Waterford, Michigan; siblings Anthony Bastion of Newberry, Linda Mills of Clifford Township and Sherri Donovan of Tampa, Florida; several nieces and nephews. Per his request, cremations services were accorded with no public services scheduled. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.