William H. Thompson, Jr.
Whites Creek, TN
March 21, 1930 - July 15, 2014. Preceded in death by father, W.H. Thompson, Sr.; mother, Odie Harris; brother, Reece Thompson.
Closest survivors and relatives include his devoted wife of over 60 years, Beverly Jean (Overall) Thompson; niece, Linda (Thompson) Jarrett (David); great nephew, Josh Jarrett; great niece, Jordan (Jarrett) Anderson (Scott) and their two children; sisters-in-law, Jeanne Bracy Thompson and Mayme O. Huff; nephew, Stephen (Lisa) Huff and their children Matthew and Kristen Huff; nephew, David O. (Jan) Huff; Mildred Espy, his first cousin from San Diego and her son, John (Jean) Hill, and their children, Adam (Amy) Hill and Melissa (Matt) Brown.
Upon completion of his education at David Lipscomb and Vanderbilt University, he pursued several career interests; teaching public finance, planning projections for the State of Tennessee, promoting securities, but he found the most joy in being on his farm while developing a leasing system of cattle to dairy farmers in the southern states. After retiring from the cattle business, he and his wife helped bring more quality housing to this beautiful valley so near Nashville and for his effort, many local residents have thanked him. He was rightfully proud of his development of the Cherry Grove subdivision in Whites Creek as well as other lots in the community.
He was a lifelong member of The Church of Christ, having taught Sunday School classes at David Lipscomb College. He was beloved and appreciated by his family and respected by his many business associates and friends.
He served on the David Lipscomb Development Council, Davidson County Conservation Commission, Area Planning Committee, and was honored by Metro Council as a community leader.
Visitation with family Friday, July 18, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 19th with funeral service to follow.
Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery, 5110 Gallatin Road, Nashville, TN 37216; (615) 865-1101.
Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery
5110 Gallatin Pike Nashville, TN 37216
Published in The Tennessean from July 18 to July 20, 2014