Donald William Thomas, Jr.

February 2, 2023
Donald William Thomas, Jr.

Gifts & Memorial Donations

Donald W. Thomas, Jr., 74, of Williamsburg, died on the morning of February 2, 2023, with his family by his side.  Don was born in Denver, CO to Donald and Willis Thomas.  A graduate of Center Senior High School in Kansas City, MO he met and married his wife Denise (Mountz) in 1974 on her 21st Birthday while serving in the US Army at Fort Myer, VA. In addition to assignments in Florida and Virginia, he served tours in Germany, Viet Nam, and two in Korea.  After retiring from the Army, Don went on to work for the Department of Defense as a contractor followed by 16 years in the civil service as a Human Resources Manager before medically retiring in 2006 Don was a life member of the V.F.W. and a recently approved member of the Sons of the American Revolution.   Don’s greatest honor was to have served his country as a Soldier and his greatest joy was his grandchildren.  His hobbies included tracking his family genealogy, keeping his virtual farm game, Farmville, productive and planning his next trip to Atlantic City.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Linda Harrison. Don is survived by his wife, Denise; brother Rick of Belton, Missouri; sister Patricia of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; two daughters, Jennifer Rae West and husband Patrick of Gloucester Point VA, Erin Elizabeth Clark and husband Kingston of Newport News VA; and five Grandchildren, Peyton and Avery West, Kingston Junior and Tristan Clark, and Carter West as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.


A Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 8th from 6-8pm at Bucktrout Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Thursday, February 9th at 10:30 am at Bucktrout. Burial with Military Honors will take place at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA at 1:00 pm.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Don’s name be made to your local Veterans of Foreign Wars or Disabled American Veterans groups.


Funeral Service

Thursday, February 9, 2023
10:30 AM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Graveside Service

Thursday, February 9, 2023
1:00 PM

Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery - Directions
5310 Milners Road
Suffolk, VA 23434

Visiting Hours

  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • February 08, 2023
    Tremaine White says:
    Prayers and hugs sent to you all from Johnnel and Tray. Luv u guys

  • February 06, 2023
    Shelley Krug says:
    Prayers and thoughts for you all during this difficult time. Don and Denise treated me like family when I served at Scott AFB. Many hugs

  • February 06, 2023
    Shelley Krug says:
    Thinking and praying for you all. Don and Denise treated me like family while I served at Scott AFB.

  • February 05, 2023
    Kim Owens says:
    I send many prayers and deepest heart felt sympathy to you all. Don was such an enormous blessing and even bigger joy to you all. Denise I’m here if you need me to help? Know that you’re in my thoughts daily. Much love, hugs, cry deeply and smile often as you from the memories you’ll keep in your heart! *Tears are not our weakness but our strength from our deep caring and love!

  • February 05, 2023
    Layleann Wheeler says:
    Beloved Classmate. Your humor was always the light of our class. Your caring for each of us was always evident. Your love for your family was always paramount and their love for you was always reflected in their faces. The Class of 1966 has lost you and I know that one day we will have the ultimate class reunion when we all unite in Heaven. God bless your soul and bring His loving peace to your family. Denise, I send you my deepest sympathies and hugs of love. Layleann