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Rev. Dr. Bill Thompson

June 19, 1929 February 22, 2019
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Rev. Dr. Bill Thompson
June 19, 1929 - February 22, 2019

La Grange-Rev. Dr. William Joseph “Bill” Thompson, 89, was called home to his Heavenly reward on Friday, February 22, 2019. The youngest of nine children, Bill was born June 19, 1929 in Bradford, Alabama to the late Joseph Webster Thompson and Mary Jane Vaughn Thompson.

A retired Southern Baptist minister, Bill was a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky; and Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington, Kentucky. A lover of God’s word, Bill was a renowned Bible, Hebrew and Greek scholar. A man of great faith and belief in his Lord, Bill never hesitated to share his love for the Lord and was truly passionate about leading others to the greatest relationship one can have, a relationship with Christ.

Feeling a call from the Lord, Bill pastored his first church at the age of sixteen. During a faithful and distinguished career for the Lord, Bill pastored churches in Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia. Bill never met a stranger and quickly engaged others in conversation about believing in the Lord.

The word passionate has often been used to describe Bill. He always gave his best effort and poured out his heart in all endeavors. Bill was competitive, tenacious, and always played to win. Bill never stepped away from a challenge and always welcomed good, spirited competition.

Bill loved traveling and never met a crossword puzzle he couldn’t solve. Always active, he loved flying, tennis, bicycling, fishing and swimming. Bill always was looking for a deal and true to form, would do his best to try and talk you into giving him an even better deal. We rejoice in our good memories.

Bill loved piddling around the house. He loved working with his hands and enjoyed taking care of his vegetable garden. No one made better strawberry jam. He found great pleasure in tinkering on bicycles and anything with a motor.

The Alabama Crimson Tide Football Team had no bigger fan than Bill. You didn’t have to be around Bill but for just a moment and chances are the subject of football came up. Outside of God and family, Bill probably loved nothing more than his Crimson Tide.

A quality that aptly describes Bill is loyalty. If you had Bill as a friend, you had a friend for life. He was loyal in his call to serve his Lord. He was loyal as a husband, father and grandfather. The word personifies him.

A service to celebrate and remember Bill’s life will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Bill is survived by his best friend and beloved wife of almost 71 years, Doris “Dot” Sadler Thompson; four children, Joseph Randall “Randy” Thompson, Rachel Thompson Marley and husband, Donnie, William “Mark” Thompson and wife, Sabrina, and Ruth Thompson Dale and husband Lee; five grandchildren, Amanda, Jessica, Jentry, Joshua and Micah; and one great-grandchild, Kaylee.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.


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Visitation

Tuesday

26

Feb

1:00 PM 2/26/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2/26/2019 2:00:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551-1725 NC
United States

Service Of Remembrance

Tuesday

26

Feb

2:00 PM 2/26/2019 2:00:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551-1725 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fairview Cemetery Final Resting Place

107 North Forbes Street
La Grange, NC 28551

107 North Forbes Street La Grange 28551 NC
United States
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