Thomas Wills, Sr., a native of Stockton, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on November 2, 2015 in Fremont, CA. He was born in Shingle Springs, CA on August 7, 1936 to Thomas and Carrie Wills. Loving husband of 57 years to Patricia Jean Wills. Devoted father of Craig Palmer of Santa Rosa, Terina Wills of Fremont, Randy Wills and wife Yvonne of Tracy, Mark Wills of Antioch, Tommy Wills, Jr. and wife Celestine of San Lorenzo, Brian Wills and wife Andrea of Vacaville. Cherished brother of Esther Queirolo, Mary Valentine, Mabel Madrid, Carol Martin and Keith Lemons. Caring grandfather of Clint Wills, Ashley Trujillo, Cameron Hungerford, Matthew Wills, Kristina Wills, Troy Wills, Daniel Wills, Zackary and Brian Wills, Jr., great grandfather of 7 and uncle of many nieces and nephews.Tom was a devoted family man that worked hard to provide for his family. He loved the 49ers and classic cars, and was a member of Teamsters Union Local #78. He was known as a good people person who was always doing things for family friends and neighbors. Family and friends are invited to attend an 11:30 AM visitation with an 1:00 PM funeral on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels, 40842 Fremont Blvd.,

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  1. Dear Mr. Wills,

    I will always remember you as the neighborhood Dad. You were soft spoken, but everyone listen and respected you. I remember you only raising your voice to get you kids in the house when dinner was on the table.

    I watched you nervous over your kids, building the muscle cars. But you let them grow, and supported them in everything they wanted do. I remember your wife worried of you driving semi truck on the road. She would light up with excitement when you were coming down the street, home safe in her arms.

    Us kids thought of you as a strong hard working cool truck driver man. I remember many days, and nights hanging out in your garage with your kids. You would come outside to visit with us, but make sure we all stayed in-line.

    You talked about your days of how thing’s were, and we all loved listening to your stories. You were a great father, and the guys all wanted to be like you (The Marlboro Man). You taught us all to work hard, and have morals, and respect for others. I will remember you as a great man, who worked very hard to take care of his family!

    Wish your life could of been longer here to watch over all your kids, and grand kids growing up. A part of you will be remember in all of us.

    Your kids all have your heart, strength, and good looks. You will be missed, and always loved by all. ♡

    Love,
    Li’l Nancy down the street
    xoxoxoxoxox

    [Original Wheeler Crew]

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  2. I remember your Dad very fondly. I used to wish he was my Dad. He would bring all us kids in the nieghborhood bags of chips home from work. One particular time he brought home Funyuns (they were new) I loved them and put the bag in my scrapbook. I still have it today. I remember him as being fun loving and always willing to spend time with us kids. I am so glad I got to see him before he passed away.
    Linda Davis

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  3. Whitey
    I feel very blessed to be part of your huge family.
    There are so many years of memories.going to yosemite in1998.
    Then you gave me away to Tommy at our wedding. What a honor that was.
    You have been great threw all the years your such a wonderful person.
    I love your whole family with all my heart. I will make sure to carry on the nick names you gave the boys. bugalue for (Troy) and Daniel Boon for (Daniel). They will grow up and be hard workers just like there Grandpa and Daddy are. You will always be in my heart.
    Love you Whitey
    Celestine

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  4. uncle , you will be surely missed , your smile , wit ,wisdom , and joke’s , you always made me laugh , and we always had fun , even when my dad passed you gave me a bad time just like every time we saw each other , I grew up with you aunt pat and the kid’s in the 70’s , I will treasure the time forever . you were more than just an uncle you were my friend . you won’t be forgotten , you were one of a kind. love always to aunt patty and my cousin’s .

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  5. Uncle Whitey, I know you are looking down and don’t want us to feel so sad but a part of me went with you the day you left. I miss talking to you and hearing you call me maggot lol. You are and will be the only one to call me that for sure. I love you so much and you will forever have a special place in my heart. RIP
    Just hanging in ♡♡♡♡
    Forever and a day,
    Your Niece,
    Margaret Riolo

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  6. My deepest condolences to the Wills family, may you find comfort in prayer and the beautiful words of Isaiah 25:8 where God promises us that He will soon eliminate all death and suffering.

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  7. On behalf of the Valdez family Debbie, Ronda, John and Danny. I would like to send our condolence to Patti and the rest of the family. Tom was a good friend and a great co-worker. On behalf of the Teamster family. We will miss our union brother

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  8. Dad
    I’m so proud to call you my Father. You’ll be in my heart. I’m going to miss all the special times we spent together. Thank you for giving me values of what means most in world. I LOVE YOU DAD.
    LOVE-Tommy

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