Gerald (Jerry) Ray Thomas, 59, of Pleasant Hill, MO passed away, Monday, April 9th, 2018 at Research Hospital, Kansas City, MO.
A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, April 21st between 1 and 4 pm at the American Legion Post 499, 499 SW MO-7, Blue Springs, MO 64014.
Jerry was born in Kansas City, MO on April 12th, 1958 to Rose Ann (Young) and Bob Thomas. He graduated from Raytown High School in 1976. Jerry worked in the Kansas City area his entire adult life as a delivery driver and drove a tow truck under the handle “Bug” for many years. Jerry was retired at the time of his passing.
Jerry was an avid NASCAR fan and collector of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. memorabilia. He was preceded in death by his mom, Rose Ann and brother, James Charles (J.C.) Whitt, grandparents, Hazel and Charles Young and Ardle and Sidra Thomas. Jerry is survived by his sons Rodney (Heather) Thomas and Mika (Lea) Thomas, grandchildren Karleigh, Cooper, Chloe, and Jax. He is also survived by his brothers, Steve Whitt of Rockaway Beach, MO, Bobby (Lisa) Thomas of North Kansas City, Gary (Marissa) Thomas of Blue Springs and his sister, Rochale Thomas and husband Doug Keith of Pleasant Hill. Jerry also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the staff at Research Hospital for their care and concern for not only Jerry but the entire family and the Cremation Society of Kansas and Missouri, Lee’s Summit for their guidance and care.
Jerry was a man who never knew a stranger and would have given you the shirt off his back. We were lucky to have him for the time we did and he will be missed.
Celebration of Life - 1-4 pm
Friend ,Denver ,Colorado
I am very saddened to hear of your brother Jerry passing. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May the joy that you share with your brother bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Your co-worker @ Fiserv
Co-Worker of Rochle Thomas ,Houston ,Texas
My condolences to the family of Gerald Thomas. Praying for God's strength during your time of sorrow and loss.