Billy "Bill" Eugene Thompson, 88, of Wolfe City passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in the Hunt Regional Hospital in Greenville.
Mr. Thompson was born March 10, 1929, in Waldron, Ark., to Clarence Thompson and Macie Dell Jeffcoat Thompson. Soon after, his family moved to Fannin County, Texas, where he went to school in Allen's Chapel and Gober. He married Mildred Joyce Warren on July 9, 1953, in Wolfe City, where the couple settled. Mr. Thompson owned Thompson T.V. in Wolfe City for more than 45 years, and retired as Postmaster of the Wolfe City post office. He loved playing baseball, trout fishing in Colorado and gardening. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Wolfe City.
He is survived by his wife of Wolfe City; two daughters, Patricia Ann Thompson of Dallas and Linda Jean Neaville and husband Bill of Commerce; one brother, Donald Ray Thompson and wife Betty of Honey Grove; sister-in-law Jane Thompson of Kingston; and brother-in-law Ralph Warren of Wolfe City, along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, J. T. Thompson.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, at the R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Bro. Tim Hearn. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 5, at the R.W. Owens & Son Funeral Home from 5 until 7 p.m.
Donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Wolfe City or Mt. Carmel Cemetery Association of Wolfe City.
Published on January 4, 2018