Russell D. Thomas, 52, of Independence, passed away Oct. 21, 2010.

Russell D. Thomas, 52, of Independence, passed away Oct. 21, 2010.

Rusty was born February 22, 1958, in Independence, the son of Glen and Nedra (Stark) Thomas.

He was employed by Woodbridge Corp. in Kansas City, Mo. Rusty loved to ride his motorcycle.

Survivors include his daughter, Jesse Thomas of Independence; his father, Glen Thomas of Buckner, Mo.; and two brothers, Mike Thomas of Arkansas and Doug Thomas of Independence and a host of friends and co-workers.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at New Salem Funeral Home. Burial in Shiloh Crossroads Cemetery in Greers Ferry, Arkansas.

Arrangement: New Salem Funeral Home, 816-796-8600.