OBITUARY

William A. Thompson

August 3, 1934January 8, 2021

William “Bill” Thompson of Louisville, Kentucky went on to his heavenly home Friday, January 8, 2021. He was born on August 3, 1934 to the late Samuel and Ethel Thompson in Henry County, Kentucky. Bill was a devoted member for many years of St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church in Fairdale, Kentucky. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He also served his community as Sergeant on the Louisville Fire Department for over twenty-one years. After retirement, he continued to serve on the Louisville Fire Department pension board. Bill was a friend to everyone he met, he never met a stranger. He was devoted husband, father and grandfather. His capacity to love was immeasurable. He was proceeded in death by the love of his life, his wife of nearly sixty-one years, Shirley Morris Thompson and sons, Jeffrey and Anthony Thompson. Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Steve Thompson(Melanie), Roger Thompson(Joanie), daughter-in-law, Renee Thompson, grandchildren, Brian, Tori, Andrea, Dana, Eric, Cory, Cody, Hanah, Nicole, Adam and Chris, numerous great grandchildren, and siblings, Lawrence Thompson(Nancy Carol), Bruce Thompson(Jennifer), Sherrill Welch(Daniel), and a host of other family members and friends. With regret, services will be for the immediate family only. A Memorial Celebration of his life will be held at a later time. Expression of sympathy may be made to Catholic Charities. Please visit our website www.archlheadypreston.com to leave your online condolences for the family.

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Gina Gregory

January 21, 2021

My heart goes out to the family. We will definitely miss both Bill and Shirley. I always enjoyed visiting with them through the years.

Kim Wolfe

January 13, 2021

Some of my best memories of childhood, were of time spent with Aunt Shirley, uncle Bill and the boys. Uncle Bill always had a big smile and hug waiting. Their love for family and extended family was immeasurable. You always felt welcome and at home with them. Please give a big smile and hug to Mom, Dad and Larry for me❤️

Melvin Schafer

January 12, 2021

WITH OUT A DOUGHT IT WAS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH RAY AT TRUCK 7. HIS VOICE TODAY RINGS IN MY EAR AND THE SIGHT OF HIM WEARING HIS SERVICE CAP COCKED BACK ON HIS HEAD TILTED TO THE RIGHT, ALWAYS AND THE SMILE ON HIS FACE. I GUESS BEING IN THE NAVY RAY LEARNED TO WERE IT THAT WAY. TO THE EXTENDED FAMILY LOSEING BOTH PARENTS IN SUCH A SHORT TIME ITS HARD TO OVERCOME AND UNDERSTAND. THEY WERE MARRIED FOR 61 YEARS WHICH WAS BLESSED BY FAMILY AND A LOVING COMMITMENT. ALL FIREFIGHTERS THAT KNEW RAY ARE SADEND AND HE WILL BE REMEMBERED. GOD BLESS.

Renee Thompson

January 12, 2021

From the moment I laid that little baby girl in your arms and made you a papaw you were never anything else. You said. “I can’t hold her “. I said yes you can just wrap your arms around her and love her. Then 3 years later you were holding your other granddaughter in your arms and you were an old pro. Andrea and Dana were your first little grand babies but they were just the beginning and you and Grandma were the epitome of grandparents. I’ll treasure all the years we have had together, You were irreplaceable when it came to love for your family. Give Grandma and My Jeff and Tony a kiss from me and I’ll see you Again

John and Linda Wiederkehr

January 12, 2021

We will miss Bill and Shirley walking through the neighborhood.Bill use to ride down to my house on his lawnmower and check to see how the hole family was doing.We all new them both. They will be missed along with Tony and Jeff.

Dena McCune

January 10, 2021

I hated to hear about Bill. I would run into him ever so often and he always hugged me. I loved talking to him. He will be missed.

Joann Thompson Spencer

January 10, 2021

My heart breaks for all the recent loses in the family and my thoughts and prayers go out to Steve, Roger and the family.
Bill and Shirley loved their sons and it was clear that they were both proud of them and how, through them, their family grew to include the wives and the grandchildren they loved and enjoyed.
I'll remember and smile about how Bill was always the one that was quick to go up and greet everyone at the family get togethers.

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FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

William “Bill” Thompson of Louisville, Kentucky went on to his heavenly home Friday, January 8, 2021. He was born on August 3, 1934 to the late Samuel and Ethel Thompson in Henry County, Kentucky.
Bill was a devoted member for many years of St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church in Fairdale, Kentucky. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He also served his community as Sergeant on the Louisville Fire Department for over twenty-one years. After retirement, he continued to serve on the Louisville Fire Department pension board.
Bill was a friend to everyone he met, he never met a stranger. He was devoted husband, father and grandfather. His capacity to love was immeasurable.
He was proceeded in death by the love of his life, his wife of nearly sixty-one years, Shirley Morris Thompson and sons, Jeffrey and Anthony Thompson.
Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Steve Thompson(Melanie), Roger Thompson(Joanie), daughter-in-law, Renee Thompson, grandchildren, Brian, Tori, Andrea, Dana, Eric, Cory, Cody, Hanah, Nicole, Adam and Chris, numerous great grandchildren, and siblings, Lawrence Thompson(Nancy Carol), Bruce Thompson(Jennifer), Sherrill Welch(Daniel), and a host of other family members and friends.
With regret, services will be for the immediate family only. A Memorial Celebration of his life will be held at a later time. Expression of sympathy may be made to Catholic Charities. Please visit our website www.archlheadypreston.com to leave your online condolences for the family.