William Thompson

William Thompson

Posted: Monday, September 29, 2008 7:28 pm

 The Messenger. 09.29.08

William Marvin Thompson Jr., 61, a longtime resident of the Highland area in Union City died 10:55 a.m. Sept. 26, 2008, at Jackson Regional Hospital.

Services were Sunday at 2 p.m. at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with Lonnie Grady and Jeff Bell officiating. Burial followed at Stanley’s Chapel Cemetery near Union City. 

Pallbearers were Ken Garrigan, Ronnie Coleman, Mike Haynes, Mark McCullough, Mickey Graham, Mark Graham, Kenneth Kemp, Kenneth Sledd and Tim Smith. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Obion County Fair Association.

The family requests that memorials be made to Bishop Street Church of Christ building fund or Obion County Hometown Walk of Hope.

He was born Feb. 9, 1947, in Decatur County, son of Lucile (Marvin) Thompson of the Midway community and the late William Marvin Thompson Sr. He married the former Allyson Graham Aug. 3, 1968. She survives. He was a farmer and land owner and a member of Bishop Street Church of Christ. He was also a board member of the Obion County Fair Association.

He is also survived by two sons and his daughter-in-law, William Marvin “Bill” Thompson III and Wendy Thompson of Martin and Bradley Graham Thompson of Union City; five grandchildren, William Marvin Thompson IV, Macy Avery Thompson, Katy Beth  Thompson, Drake Copeland and Ryan Copeland, all of Martin; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Janice and Ken Garrigan, Rosemary and Ronnie Coleman, Emily and Mike Haynes and Melinda and Mark McCullough, all of Union City; and several nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home Web site: www.white-ranson.com.

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