William "Billy" Glenn Thompson

July 10, 1959August 7, 2018
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On August 07th, William “Billy” Glenn Thompson lost his battle with cancer, but because of God’s grace and love he gained eternity in Heaven with his Lord and Savior. Billy was born on July 10, 1959 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Bill and Carole Thompson. He lived in Pensacola from the time he was about 5 years old. Billy grew up in First Baptist Church and accepted Christ as his savior when he was nine years old. Billy graduated from the Liberal Arts Academy, where he played on the school baseball team. After graduation he attended Pensacola Junior College. Through the years, from the time he was about age 8, he played on numerous baseball teams throughout the city. In addition to baseball, Billy enjoyed surfing and going to the beach. His favorite sport was fishing and he enjoyed many hours fishing with family and friends over the years. Billy met the love of his life, Teresa Flanagan Thompson, when they were both 13. In their junior year of high school they began dating and they remained completely devoted to each other for the next 42 years. Billy leaves a large family who loved him dearly. He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Teresa Flanagan Thompson; parents, Bill and Carole Thompson; siblings, Lisa Lowery (Gregg), Bobby Thompson (Bev) and Jimmy Thompson (Shawn); nieces, Lauren Rich (James), Andi Taylor (Zac), Shilo Godwin (Chad) and Abbie Thompson; nephews, Hank Thompson and Jimmy Thompson; mother-in-law, Betty Flanagan; sisters-in-law, Debbie Bremser (John) and Phoebe Flanagan; and many aunts and cousins. Billy started in the grocery business as a bag boy while still in high school. He ended his career as co-manager of the Walmart store in Gulf Breeze. His co-workers at this store were his extended family. Our family thanks them for the concern, kindness and love they showed him during the past 8 months. You folks brought many smiles to his face during this difficult time, and we will be eternally grateful. A Celebration of Billy’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Pleitz Chapel of First Baptist Church with Rev. Ross Lankford officiating. Interment will follow at Bayview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, The Humane Society or the charity of your choice. BAYVIEW FISHER-POU CHAPEL, 3351 Scenic Highway is entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at


  • Teresa Flanagan Thompson, Wife
  • William "Bill" Henry Thompson, Father
  • Carole Stout Thompson, Mother
  • Lisa Lowery and husband Gregg, Sister
  • Bobby Thompson, Brother
  • Jimmy Thompson and wife Shawn, Brother
  • Debbie Bremser and husband John, Sister-in-law
  • Pheobe Flanagan, Sister-in-law
  • Betty Flanagan, Mother-in-law
  • Nieces, Lauren Rich (James), Andi Taylor (Zac), Shilo Godwin (Chad) and Abbie Thompson; nephews, Hank Thompson and Jimmy Thompson; great nephew, Jax Rich; great nieces, Gemma Rich and Livi Taylor.

  • Gregg Lowery, Active Pallbearer
  • John Bremser, Active Pallbearer
  • Mark Bates, Active Pallbearer
  • Tom Royster, Active Pallbearer
  • Lou Nanni, Active Pallbearer
  • Greg Coffield, Active Pallbearer
  • Hank Thompson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jimmy Thompson, Honorary Pallbearer

  • American Cancer Society
  • The Humane Society


  • Visitation Saturday, August 11, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, August 11, 2018

William "Billy" Glenn Thompson

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Allen Emmons

August 9, 2018

I met Billy at Winn Dixie . The store was in original location across nine mile road. I am proud to know I helped teach Billy to be a meat cutter. He was a good worker/ cutter and a lot of fun to work with. It is sad to see a wonderful spirit such as his leave us. We had a lot of fun at work. I remember all of us driving downtown to Hopkins Boarding house on some Saturdays. They just brought Billy his own bowl of okra and tomatoes. I still tell the story of how he forgot to put his work pants in the car before his shift one Sunday. When he got to work all he had was shorts flops/sandals and a white shirt and a butcher coat. He told me the supervisor came in that day. The case was a walk behind style. He walked behind the case as he talked to the supervisor. He said he was glad the super didn't come inside the meat market that day or he'd probably been fired. He told me he froze all day, but he stayed for his whole shift. He is a light that will truly be missed. Thank you for being my friend Billy. Peaches he was a good man.