Cover photo for Richard "Rick" Charles Thomas, Jr.'s Obituary
Richard "Rick" Charles Thomas, Jr. Profile Photo
1959 Richard 2021

Richard "Rick" Charles Thomas, Jr.

February 20, 1959 — November 4, 2021

Richard “Rick” Charles Thomas, Jr. age 62, of Urbandale, Iowa, (formerly of Knoxville), passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at the Comfort House in Pella, Iowa.
Rick’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Harvey Assembly of God Church at 11:00 A.M.
Rick was born on February 20, 1959, in Knoxville, Iowa, the son of Richard Charles and Doris Evelyn (Richardson) Thomas, Sr. Rick attended Knoxville High School and graduated with the Class of 1977. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at the Williams Air Force Base in Chandler, Arizona as a jet engine mechanic.
Rick was united in marriage to Carol Zmoos on August 15, 1981. They were blessed with two children, Trent and Tia. They later divorced. Rick was employed as a laborer for most of his working career. His jobs included Firestone, construction, truckdriving, and he retired from Quality Manufacturing Inc. in 2020. He was an avid guitar player, excellent pool player, (playing in several tournaments, including Las Vegas). Rick also enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, arrowhead hunting, and woodworking. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends, and having a good time.
Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Trent Thomas of Urbandale, and Tia Thomas (Jesse Stanley) of Knoxville; fiance, Michelle Hart of West Des Moines; mother, Doris Thomas of Tracy; siblings, Sue Thomas of Tracy and Chad (Stacy) Thomas of Oskaloosa; four grandchildren, Adrian, Aryanna, Freddy, and Grace.
Rick is preceded in death by his father, Richard Thomas, Sr.
The Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville is assisting Rick’s family with services. Online condolences may be given at
To send flowers to the family in memory of Richard "Rick" Charles Thomas, Jr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, November 13, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Harvey Assembly of God Church

307 Wise St, Harvey, IA 50119

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Send A Card

Send A Card