Fred P. Thomas, 83 of Huntley, died suddenly, February 5, 2021.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 2:00pm until 6:00pm with a 5:30pm prayer service and military honors. Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln Cemetery at a later date.
Fred was born September 21, 1937 in Chicago, IL., the son of Fred and Eva Thomas. He proudly served in the United States Army. He worked for Local # 100 UFCW. He was an avid fisherman and loved to play softball with the Sun City Leagues. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Thomas, his sons, Derrick Thomas, Kenny (Melissa) and Randy (Mirtha), grandchildren, Kaylee, Dean, Mekenna, Jameson, Errick, and Bailey.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, and by his brother, Raymond.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on line condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com
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from today the sky will shine brighter. You were always very loving to me, thank you very much. Rest in peace my dear father-in-law. I will always carry you in my heart
Dear Randy Our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. John and I met Fred once but, it was enough for us to feel how of a lovely person he was. No matter how old we are, it’s never easy to lose a parent. Take comfort on your happy fishing trips memories that you enjoyed with him. Always remember that he loved you so much. He knew you were a good son. He always was so proud of you. Our hearts goes out to you at this time of grief.
RIP our dear 'Hunk'. I Will miss Fred's visits when he stopped to say hello when I am gardening. Fred living life to the fullest. He will be missed.
I had the pleasure of working with Fred, he was always wonderful to see in the morning, always a wonderful smile and wonderful soul. He will truly be missed.
Dear Joyce, We wish you God's peace during this time. Fred will be extremely missed by his family and friends.
Good bye good friend. It was great knowing you for so many years. Rest in peace snd may God be with you. Be sure you make that baseball team.
I knew Fred via the Sun City Del Webb softball league. Fred was a super nice guy and whenever I saw him during the summer games and said hello, he would always ask me about how my wife Rosemary was doing (due to her health challenges) if she was not at the ball field with me. It was a shock learning about Fred's accident and being called home to heaven so quickly. No doubt Fred will sign up for the very best softball team. My sincere condolences to Fred's wife and family. RIP Fred and continue to play well.
Our deepest sympathies in the loss of Fred!! We will miss him on his deliveries and pickups for our office, the stories of his ball playing, rainouts, FL tournaments, etc were some of the many stories he shared with us over the years. Fred was our regular delivery person from Larson Express for the last 15 years and will be sincerely missed!! May he rest in peace and enjoy playing ball up in heaven!!