Bill was born July 7, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah a son of Thomas and Mary Shaw Thomas.
He was reared and educated and was a life long resident of Grouse Creek, Utah
He married Mary Roberts May 3, 1937 in Brigham City, Utah. Their children are: Duane and Mary Lou.
Bill was a member of the LDS Church.
He was a sheep and cattle rancher and owned and operated the Thomas Brothers Cafe in Snowville, Utah, Cross X Cafe and Cross Roads Cafe in Tremonton, Utah,
He was instrumental in the development of the Grouse Creek Livestock Association and had served on the Board of Directors.
Bill passed away April 1, 1986 of complications following open heart surgery in Salt Lake City and is buried in the Grouse Creek Cemetery.