The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


January 21, 2014

Billy Thompson

Billy Eldridge Thompson, 72, of Lester died Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Huntsville Hospital.

There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Thompson Cemetery with Kevin Ward officiating and Spry Funeral Home directing. A celebration of life will be from 2-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at Salem Springs Baptist Church in Salem.

Memorials may be made to any cancer society of your choice in his name.

Mr. Thompson was born Aug. 15, 1941, in Limestone County. He was a member of Salem Springs Baptist Church. He retired from Gordon Chrysler-Plymouth.

Survivors include his wife, Mot Thompson of Lester; son, Wade Thompson of Prospect, Tenn.; daughter, Pam Davis and husband Randy of Lester; his pride and joy — Sissy; brother, David Thompson of Lester; sister, Linda Adcock and husband Billy of Athens; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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