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William “Billy” James Thomas III

April 28, 1962 ~ December 22, 2022


“Billy” William James Thomas III was born into this world on April 28,1962 and departed on December 22,2022. He passed away peacefully with family and his beloved dog the “perfect” Sadie May by his side. Billy was an amazing husband, father, Pepaw, and great Pepaw! He would do anything for anyone he considered his family. He was an honorable, loving, loyal, supportive, hardworking, and a man of his word! He sure was one of a kind! Billy served in the US Army from 1979-1985. In 1988, he joined the Local 1010 DC 78 painters union, where he contributed so much to the industry. He obtained all certifications and education available to him. He was promoted throughout the years; including being a foreman at many of the jobs and eventually passed his knowledge on too many others when he became an FFTI Training Coordinator. After 30 loyal years, he retired. Throughout his years, he enjoyed many things, including retirement, but one thing that was always in his blood was his love for motorcycles. He was a die-hard Harley Davidson enthusiast! His father who was predeceased was William James Thomas JR. He was the third generation of William James Thomas’. He continued this tradition when he named his son the fourth generation! He is survived by his wife, LeeAnn Sclafani. He leaves behind his children; Deborah (James) Duncan, Erica (Geoffrey) Roblee, and William “James” Thomas IV. Also, his bonus children; Jacob and Jordan Sanders; and Heather (Chris) and Michael (Rose) Strange. Grandchildren; Donovon, Emalee, and Isobelle Duncan; Eve’Lynn and Maria Holmes; Josephine Sanders; Quinn Strange; and is expecting to welcome another very soon. One grandchild predeceased Rayleen Thomas. Great grandchildren Christopher Taldone and Donovon Duncan Jr. Survived by 4 sisters; Catherine, Harriet, Linda, and Lisa and 2 brothers; Raymond, one predeceased David. Also, many nieces and nephews! He will be missed dearly, and we look forward to the sweet day when we see his face again at the gates of heaven!   Family is requesting donations be sent to a diabetes or heart health research foundation of your choice. Thank you!


Teresa Osteen

January 14, 2023, 5:42 pm

To the family I am so sorry for this huge loss. Billy was one of a kind for sure and will be truly missed. He could make you laugh no matter how bad or down you were,he was the sunshine in the storm. I will remember always the great times we had and the way he made me feel. I love you my friend until we meet again❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


January 15, 2023, 4:50 am

Will never forget you we met in a place and a time where we called each others brothers but only felt that true brotherhood from a handful you where one of the few that I considered my brother I’ll see you on the other side brother

Sharon Thomas

February 1, 2023, 4:18 pm

To the family sorry for your loss. Billy was a great dad, brother in law, grandpa, brother, husband any so much more. He was an amazing person. I am so glad I had the chance to meet him 40 years ago and remain part of his life He was the kind of man that could make you laugh when you were down. Help you when you needed the help. He was such a great man and a very big loss to us all. Prayers for the family. Well I can see you now in heaven with your brother laughing and joking as you two always done. Rest my friend fly high with the angels till we all meet again.


February 4, 2023, 12:51 am

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2153 W Oak Ridge Rd, Orlando, FL 32809

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