The visitation and funeral were held Tuesday for the 83-year-old victim of a dog attack.
Family and friends gathered to remember William Donald Thomas at the Kilgroe Funeral Home in Leeds.
Many of the people attending the funeral spoke about how Thomas and his wife of 60 years, Sally, enjoyed gardening and going to their church, Cedar Grove Baptist. Friends also spoke about how much Thomas loved restoring the Jonathan Bass House Museum in Leeds.
Some said they are angry their friend was killed by two adult Rottweilers owned by the Thomas' next door neighbor.
The attack happened on Weaver Avenue in Leeds Thursday, Sept. 20. Thomas was reportedly going to check his mail when two Rottweilers from a neighboring property attacked and killed him.
Leeds Police say that the responding officer on scene shot and killed the dogs after the attack. The same night, police asked Birmingham Jefferson Animal Control officers to remove more than 30 other Rottweilers from the dog owner's property.
The owner of the dogs was taken to police headquarters for questioning.
Leeds Police and the St. Clair County District Attorney's Office are still conducting an investigation. It is not yet known if any charges will be filed against the owner of the dogs.
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