OBITUARY: William Paul Thompson


William Paul Thompson of Dickson, Tennessee passed from this life on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, he was 89 years old.

William was born February 11, 1933, in Dunkirk, NY to the late Gordon W. Thompson and Anna M. Bolger Thompson.

He served in the United States Navy for 23 years, retiring as CPO E7 rank. He played the accordion, was an auctioneer, and loved to crochet and make quilts. He also worked for a time at TN Biscuit and Red Cap.

He was married to his wife, Betty for nearly 67 years. For their 65th Anniversary, they were interviewed by a reporter for the Dickson Post. The article can be read by clicking HERE.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers.

He is survived by his wife; Betty Ruth Street Thompson of Dickson, TN, his sons; John Thompson (Analyn) of Dickson, TN, Paul Thompson (Alice) of Dickson, TN, William Thompson of Jacksonville, Fla, Charley Thompson (Tammy) of Dickson, TN, Grandchildren; Elizabeth Smith, Christopher Thompson, Betty An Thompson, Ruth Thompson, Russell Thompson, Walter Thompson, Margaret Thompson, Great-Grandchildren; Shallah Smith, Mecca Smith and several cousins.

A memorial service will take place at a later date from the Chapel of the Taylor Funeral Home.


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