In Memory Of
Stanley Thomas


West Parris Pedigo
Full Name:
Stanley L. Thomas

Date of Birth:
August 31, 1940

Date of Death:
April 9, 2017

April 14, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Christian Life Center, Spencer, Indiana
April 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home

Service Information:
April 15, 2017 - 11:00 AM - West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home

Stanley L. Thomas, 76, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at IU Health and Hospice House in Bloomington.  He was born in Spencer August 31, 1940 to Marcus and Ruby (Liskey) Thomas.  He was a 1958 graduate of Spencer High School.  He was a owner/partner at Metropolitan Printing Service and Spectrum Press.  He was a former member of the IU Varsity Club.  Stanley was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend that will be dearly missed.  

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda (Esakson) Thomas, a son David of Gulf Breeze, FL, daughter, Kristi Dawson (Doug) of Castle Rock, CO, a sister, Barbara Emerson of Gulf Breeze, FL, and grandchildren, Donovan Thomas of French Lick, Taylor Thomas of Fort Myers, FL, Alaina Dawson and Adam Dawson of Castle Rock, CO.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul Richard Thomas.

Funeral service will be held 11am, Saturday, April 15, 2017 at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer.  Dr. Allan Lewis will officiate.  Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4-8pm Friday at The Christian Life Center at the Spencer Christian Church, and 10am until the time of the service Saturday at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to IU Health Hospice House.

Online condolences may be made at

From: Teresa BurksApr 11 2017 9:17AM
Praying for peace for your family during this time.  Stan will be missed.
From: Charles and Rita OwensApr 11 2017 9:28AM
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Char DapenaApr 11 2017 10:14AM
I am  so sorry to hear of your loss. When I worked at the IU Alumni Association, Stan was  the first person I would call for quality  printing. He was always so helpful and gracious. He was  a joy to work with.
My sincere condolences,
Char Dapena
From: Joan HallApr 11 2017 10:15AM
I am so sorry to hear about Stan's passing. I enjoyed working with him for many years. He was always very kind and professional. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
From: Ken BloomhorstApr 11 2017 2:02PM
Linda and Family
My heart is broken, and shocked. He was one of my best friends. In business and personally we shared many great times together and will have those memories  in remembrance of him. I know it's tough to lose a spouse, but we will survive. We take life for granite. One never knows when  God will grab us up.. I'm here if you need me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
?ood Bless you all,
Ken B.
From: Tammy EwbankApr 11 2017 8:50PM
Linda and family. So sorry to read of Stan's passing. May angels watch over you all this week and God give you strength.
From: Gayle G SteigerwaldApr 14 2017 9:11PM
I worked with Stan for many years in Indianapolis with Ken Bloomhorst and Bob McQuade and many others. He was a wonderful human being and a true gentleman. Sincere condolences to family and friends. Treasure the memories!
From: Ron and Sally StephensonApr 15 2017 1:10PM
We are sorry to read of Stan's passing. He was so helpful to Ron when he was having a big job print d at Metropoltan. We also remember all the tennis matches. Our sympathy to Linda, and family.