Reverend Billy F. Thomison entered the gates of Heaven and into the arms of his Lord and Savior on December 20, 2022.
The Thomison Family members is acquiring readers, Monday, December 26th, from 5:00-8:00pm at Dossman Funeral Residence, Belton, TX. A funeral provider is scheduled for 10:00am, Tuesday, December 27th, with Pastor Rick Lasly officiating.
Billy Francis Thomison was born on April 4, 1931, in Austin, Texas to Lureen and Herman Thomison. The oldest of five boys, he took on the position and responsibilities of large brother really early in his everyday living typically currently being the caretaker when his mothers and fathers have been absent. Invoice as he was identified to a lot of also answered to Buff (brief for Buffalo Invoice), but most proudly Dad, Daddy, and Pa.
He lived most of his everyday living in the Central Texas area. He fulfilled his 1st appreciate Earline DeBolt when he was only sixteen. Billy initially noticed her outdoors her household in Belton wherever she was washing home windows. Whilst seeing her, Billy instructed his cousin “Frog” that she was the female he was going to marry. When they started paying time together, he would hitch hike from Austin to Belton to see her. They wed in April of 1948 when he was seventeen and she was sixteen. A year later, they welcomed their initial daughter Sharon Kay. Practically two a long time afterwards, Larry Glenn arrived. Rickie Dale was born in 1956 and Melissa Dawn shocked them with her visual appeal in 1968.
Billy was a craftsman by trade. He began operating as an car-system repairman when he was only fifteen. He would later very own quite a few companies like an automotive glass store and a entire body shop specializing in repairs to exotic overseas autos. In afterwards decades, long immediately after most persons would have retired from this trade, he commenced restoring vintage vehicles. His learn craftsmanship was effectively-acknowledged and sought right after in the Central Texas spot.
Billy pastored a lot of churches throughout the condition from the Gulf Coastline to Central Texas as an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God Church and the Complete Gospel Church of God. He was a founding member of the Evangel Temple Assembly of God in Round Rock. His ministry touched hundreds in the course of the many years though pastoring, dedicating, marrying and preaching the funerals of his congregants. He beloved God and even in his past days, he would elevate his arms in praise and chat about listening to the angels singing to him.
Billy liked animals primarily horses and pet dogs. He was an achieved horseman using the two for satisfaction and utility even though functioning on their tiny farm in Spherical Rock. He beloved his canine and was seldom with no just one. He explained to the story of a dream he experienced that when he received to Heaven, his canine and horses were waiting around for him there.
Much more than his appreciate for his animals was his adore for his relatives. Earline died quickly in 2006 leaving him following additional than 50 a long time of relationship. Billy started courting the other appreciate of his lifetime Barbara Gregory in 2007. They married in Could of 2008. The blended family members gave him two a lot more sons, a further daughter, various grand and terrific-grandchildren.
His last month was expended with family members who presented round the clock care for him both equally in the hospital and last but not least at Sharon’s household. He was surrounded by individuals who loved him and invested time providing treatment, singing to him, enjoying gospel music, telling tales, and expressing their endless like to him. Billy was preceded in death by equally of his dad and mom, to start with wife Earline, his brothers Leland, Ronald and Donald Thomison. He is survived by his spouse Barbara Thomison, daughter Sharon and her husband John Kelley, Larry and his wife Karen Thomison, Rickie and his wife Susan Thomison and Melissa and her husband Brian Grubbs, Earline’s sister Katy Finch, his reward youngsters Jerry Don and Donna Gregory, Paula and Jimmy Golden, Ricky and Linda Gregory, eleven grandchildren and 20-one excellent grandchildren.
Posted on line on December 23, 2022
Printed in Austin American Statesman