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Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA

OBITUARY

William Russell Thompson, Jr.

November 25, 1929November 6, 2019

William Russell Thompson Jr., passed away peacefully on November 6th, 2019 at the age of 89. He was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana on November 25th, 1929. He served in the Navy and was a former owner of Thompson’s Restaurant and Lounge. He was also a Captain with the Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Office, where he retired after 20 years of service.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mildred Modica Thompson and his parents, William Russell Thompson, Sr. and Maud Tassin Thompson. He is survived by his son, William Russell Thompson III (Dale), his granddaughter, Melissa Thompson Adams (Jason), and his great-grandchildren, Brayden Adams and Mason Adams. He is also survived by his beloved dog Lucy.

William was always there for his family and friends when they needed him. The family would like to thank his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, especially Eloise Bernadas, for their loving care during his long battle with cancer. He will be missed by all who knew him. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, LA. Visitation will be held from 11AM-1PM with a service to start at 1PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to the Louisiana SPCA in William’s name. www.la-spca.org

An online guestbook is available at www.LeitzEaganFuneralHome.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Buddy Munch

November 8, 2019

I’m sending this for my dad Buddy Munch. He was friends with your dad as a child and remained friends all their lives. He last spoke to him this past September my sister arranged for your dad to call him for my dads 90th birthday. He was so surprised and talked about it forever. He brought me the obituary earlier with tears in his eyes and a rattled voice. I remember your dad well. As a child I always called him Uncle Billy and till this day when I speak of him that’s how I refer to him. He was a great man. My dad really loved him.
I’m gonna try and send three pictures we have we loss the rest in Katrina. These are from left to right Russel Navarre, Buddy Munch, your dad and my dads lil sister Joy Koen.. I hope it works. Idk if we will make the services it depends on what kind of dad my dad is having. If he’s doing ok we will be there if not please know you and your family are in our prayers.🙏🙏

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