Dr. William Y. Bill Thompson
October 15, 1922 - April 12, 2013
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Kilpatrick Funeral Home
1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
318-323-9611 | Map
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Kilpatrick Funeral Home
1200 Lamy Lane
Monroe, LA 71201
318-323-9611 | Map
Monday 4/15

DR. WILLIAM Y. THOMPSON Visitation for Dr. William Y. Thompson, 90, of Monroe, LA, will be held between 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM, Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, LA. There will be a graveside service officiated by Dr. Robert M. Lewis on Monday, April 15, 2013, at Greenwood Cemetery…

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Sandra Kibler Hendrickson left a message on April 24, 2013:
Dr.Thompson was my very favorite Tech professor in the late 1950s, and I worked in his office as a student assistant for a whopping 50 cents an hour. He will be missed! My sympathy to the family.
Bob Lynn left a message on April 22, 2013:
Dr Thompson influenced my life in a very positive way over 40 years ago. He was the faculty member on the 3 week bus/class credit tour of Canada and Western US. He was a terrific teacher and related to the "younger generation" of the 60's culture like few if any other professors could do. I switched my major to History b/c of him and he liked me which made me study! I was thinking about him earlier this month and was sad to hear of his passing, but what a wonderful life he had. Best wishes to his family. Bob Lynn -Bethlehem, Ga & Jax Beach, Fla.
Liz Slater left a message on April 19, 2013:
I hated history until I took History of the Old South with Dr. Thompson. The class was one he had devised on his own, a sort of cultural history of what was going on during the Antebeullum Period in Business, Religion and Society. I spent many lunches with him after class discussing his lecture and we usually wound up discussing music, theatre, or theology as well. He was a GREAT teacher, one of those who epitomized the R. Inman quote: "A great teacher never strives to explain his vision. He simply invites you to stand beside him and see for yourself." Obviously, he made a big impact on me--and all through that one class. He was a treasure!
Jim Ford left a message on April 17, 2013:
We are so blessed to have known Mr. Thompson. Whether it was countless events at University Presbyterian Church, sitting on the porch having coffee and reading to my legally blind mother, teaching us to play tennis using and giving us wooden rackets, or my sister buying her first car from him with 8-track installed!... he made an impact on our family that will never be forgotten. God bless your family.
D Beckett left a message on April 17, 2013:
Miss Marie, I am truly sorry for the loss of your husband. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire family. Please know that the God of all comfort has loving concern and cares for you at this time. Psalms 146:5,9 and 1 Peter 5:7
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Don and Kathy Howard left a message on April 16, 2013:
Sherard, We are so sorry in the loss of your father. Please know we will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Don and Kathy
Carolyn Wellons left a message on April 15, 2013:
Our love and prayers to the whole family in the loss of your dear father/grandfather. With love and sympathy, Bill and Carolyn Wellons
Joe & Mary Alice Sanders left a message on April 14, 2013:
We have many memories. Bill teaching our Sunday school class in the choir loft at First prior to the formation of University Presbyterian. And then Helen singing at our daughter Susan's wedding and Bill going to her AngelFlight. Musical not his cup of teaand so many more. Grace and Peace.
Joe & Mary Alice Sanders left a message on April 14, 2013:
We have many memories. Bill teaching our Sunday school class in the choir loft at First prior to the formation of University Presbyterian. And then Helen singing at our daughter Susan's wedding and Bill going to her AngelFlight. Musical not his cup of teaand so many more. Grace and Peace.
Betsy M. Teuton left a message on April 14, 2013:
Beyond memories of being at your house during our high school years together, Sherard, I have absolutely wonderful memories of having your father as a professor and advisor at Tech. His teaching made me glad I had chosen to major in Social Studies. He will be missed by more folks than you can imagine.
Robert M. Bobby Jefcoat left a message on April 14, 2013:
A great teacher and example for all of us. He probably had a much greater influence on those of us he had in his classes than even he ever realized.
Stephen & Karen Webre left a message on April 13, 2013:
Mentor and friend, you will be missed.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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