In memory of
WILLIAM GOUGH "BILL" THOMAS
THOMAS WILLIAM "BILL" GOUGH Age 81, passed away on Oct. 11, 2016, at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. A graduate of Lehigh University, he eventually served as President of Elwin G. Smith Co. and also Michael Baker Corp. He retired to Hilton Head Island and devoted his life to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and loving and leading his family. He was an active member of St. Luke's Church of Hilton Head Island. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Elaine; and their four children, William G., Jr. (Kimberly) Thomas, Sydne (Steve) Sbrolla, Jennifer (Larry) Moss and Gordon (Mary) Thomas. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Wendy, William III, Joshua, Sarah and Caleb Thomas, Katie Wood and Stephen Sbrolla, Thomas and Alan Moss, Grant, Natalie, Zachariah Thomas and Hannah Tolar; and great-grandchildren, Nathan and Jacob Wood and David, Sadie and Xavier Wansitler. His love of singing and quick wit will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016, at St. Luke's Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be made to St. Luke's Church, 50 Pope Rd., Hilton Head, SC 29928 and designated for the General Fund. THE ISLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY. theislandfuneralhome.com .
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