Delbert F. Thomas, 89, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013 at LaVerna Village of St. Joseph.
Delbert was born on June 21, 1924 in New Hampton, Missouri, to Manford and Silvia (McNeese) Thomas, from where he was raised and graduated high school.
Delbert worked for Superior Supply Store and retired from there in 1989. He was a member of Deer Park Grace United Methodist Church and enjoyed camping.
He joined the United States Army during World War II. After his service in the Army, he married Betty Mae Eisenbarger on May 4, 1946. She preceded him in death on May 14, 1997. They had one daughter, Linda Waters, who passed away on January 12, 2013.
Delbert was also preceded in death by his parents, sister, Mildred Thomas, 1 step-grandchild, 1 great-grandson, and 1 great-granddaughter.
Surviving family includes grandsons, Travis (Kezia) Osborn, of Stanberry, Missouri; Thomas Waters, St. Joseph; sister-in-laws, Dorothy Eisenbarger, of Lawrence, KS; and Pat Eisenbarger, of Grove, OK; great-grandson, Elijah Osborn, 7 step-grandchildren, and 16 step great-grandchildren.
Services 11:00 AM Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Graveside Committal will be held at 1:30 PM Thursday at Kidwell Cemetery, Martinsville, Missouri.
Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Wednesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday Evening.