David Hutton

David O. Hutton, 64, of Troy, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at Delmar Gardens in O’Fallon.

He was born Jan. 8, 1951, in Louisiana, Mo. the son of Emmett and Doris (Treese) Hutton. On Oct. 14, 1972 in Troy, he was united in marriage to Lois Jeanine West and to this union two children, Megan Jeanine and John David, were born.

David grew up in Moscow Mills and attended school in the Troy School district until his graduation. Following graduation, he attended ITT Tech where he received an associate’s degree in Architecture. He was employed by Landmark Survey in Wentzville, until 1997. At that time he obtained employment with Cuivre River Electric Cooperative as a Right of Way Specialist and remained with CREC until his retirement in 2008.

David was an avid hunter and a member of Quail Unlimited. David enjoyed watching drag racing and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and seldom missed watching a game on TV. One of his passions was being on the road, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. As his children said, “Baseball, guns and bikes were his life”. All these activities were important to him, but there was nothing he enjoyed more than his children: Megan Hutton and John Hutton, both of Troy; two sisters: Sharon (Richard) Woolfolk of California and Alice Elaine Starczewski of Michigan; his grandchildren: Izabella and Douglas of Troy; nieces, nephews, numerous relatives and many friends.

Friends were received from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 at Kemper-Millard-Keim Family Funeral Home/Troy Chapel. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at  the Troy Chapel. Interment was  held in Troy City Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Kemper-Millard-Keim Family Funeral Capel; P. O. Box 222, Troy MO. Online condolences may be made at www.kempermillardkeimfamilychapels.com

Kenneth Ray Thomas, Jr. of Elsberry, died August 12, 2015 at the age of 79.

Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.  Interment followed in the Elsberry City Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made at www.carterricksfuneralhome.com

Rev. Michael Thomas Sr.

Rev. Michael Arthur Thomas Sr., 56, of St. Louis, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

He was born on May 29, 1959, at St. Luke’s Hospital to Stanley John Thomas and Mary (Bell) Thomas.

Mike was a talented football player at Pattonville High School where he was offered many scholarships, eventually choosing Southwest Missouri State University. It was there, in Springfield, that Mike’s life took a dramatic turn after he had an encounter with God. Mike resigned his future in professional football to attend Gateway College of Evangelism. During his time at the college, Mike met Margaret Ann Dennison and they were married on Jan. 6, 1984. In the early years of their marriage, Mike and his growing family traveled the country evangelizing, eventually answering the call to pastor churches both in Maine and in Minnesota. Mike’s passion for helping others led him to pursue his Master’s degree in Family Counseling at Regent University in Virginia. With this degree and his license to minister (with the United Pentecostal Church) he followed his passion and God’s heart by helping troubled youth at The Lord’s Ranch in Arkansas, then was employed by St. Louis County as a benefits coordinator for children with significant medical needs. Mike recently became a Department of Defense contractor and enjoyed traveling to overseas military bases to counsel members of the armed forces returning from deployment. He was nearing his 10 year anniversary of working with the county and planned to retire in February, 2016. After retirement, Mike looked forward to returning overseas, remodeling his house with his children, and sailing.

Michael was blessed with five children during his 23 year marriage to Margaret Thomas. He is survived by five children and two grandchildren: Maranda Ashley Thomas, Marissa Autumn Thomas, Mariah Ann (Thomas) and her husband Barry William Light Jr., Michael Arthur Thomas Jr., and Maridith Abigail Thomas; grandsons Peyton Michael Light and William Everett Light (due Nov., 2015). He is also survived by his mother, Mary Thomas; step-mother, Anna Thomas; aunt, Gail Thomas; two sisters, Tracy Battee and Deborah DeClue; niece, Jessica Thomas, and two nephews: Richie Battee and Christopher Thomas; and many, many dear friends.

Funeral service  was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 at The Cross Church, 421 John Deere Dr., Moscow Mills. Officiating was  Rev. James Crawford.

The family held a private graveside service  at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 at Valhalla Cemetery, St. Louis.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home &Cremation, 1304 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379

Family and friends are invited to sign our on-line guest registry at: www.mccoyblossomfh.com

   

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