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Obituary for William "Bill" Joseph Thompson

William J. “Bill” Thompson, 75, of Big Spring, died Saturday, January 10, 2015. The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM January 24, 2015, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Vigil service beginning at 10:00 AM at Myers & Smith Chapel, followed by an 11:00 AM Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. His final resting place will be at Trinity Memorial Park with Military Honors.

He was born July 8, 1939 in Clairton, Pennsylvania to Catherine Margaret (Salopek) and William Patrick Thompson. He came to Big Spring in 1957 and was stationed at Webb Air Force Base. After leaving the Air Force, he stayed in Big Spring and worked for the Veterans Administration Medical Center until 1995. He then worked at the Big Spring State Hospital for five years and then later worked at Wal-Mart for 4 years, retiring due to ill health. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife Fern Thompson of Big Spring; seven children: Billy Thompson and wife Kerri of North Richland Hills, Katy Lamb of Midland, Molly James and husband Nigel of Lake Jackson, Jimmy Thompson of Houston, Kristy Thompson and Joe Yoder of Newark, Texas, Melissa Adams and husband Don of Big Spring and Wesley Hart and wife Patty of Cedar Creek Lake; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; and one brother James “Jim” Thompson of Clairton, PA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter Meghan Thompson and one son Terry Lee Hart.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com


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Visitation

Saturday

24

Jan

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Myers & Smith Funeral Home & Chapel

301 East 24th Street
PO Box 2760
Big Spring, TX 79720

Service

Saturday

24

Jan

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Myers & Smith Funeral Home & Chapel

301 East 24th Street
PO Box 2760
Big Spring, TX 79720

Vigil Service

Service

Saturday

24

Jan

11:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

1009 Hearn Street
Big Spring, Texas 79720

Funeral Mass

Cemetery Details

Location

Trinity Memorial Park

6900 S. US Hwy 87
Big Spring, Texas 79720

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