COUDERSPORT - William W. "Bill" Thompson, 94, of Coudersport, died Wednesday (Dec. 4, 2013) at Sweden Valley Manor, where he had lived for the past two years.
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Mr. Thompson worked as a farmer with his father Alva and brother Roy and for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on road maintenance and bridge construction. There are currently nine bridges standing and carrying traffic in Potter County that he helped build in the 1940s and 1950s. Bill also worked for Tennessee Gas at Compressor Station 313 for 26 years.
Mr. Thompson was a lifelong member of the Hebron Seventh Day Baptist Church, The Hebron Grange and a 70-year member of the Coudersport Consistory.
He is survived by sons William (Faye) of Ontario, N.Y., George (Rhonda) of Marietta, Ga., grandchildren Philip (Kelli) of Wading River, N.Y., Elizabeth of Columbus, Ohio, and Matthew (Cindy) of Marietta, Ga.; as well as four great-grandchildren, Nate, Bryce, Kathryn and Hunter.
He was preceded by Kathryn, his wife of 70years, as well as his parents and siblings.
Funeral arrangements by Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home" in Coudersport, include visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, a funeral service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hebron Seventh Day Baptist Church at 11 Carley Hill Road, with burial in the Hebron Cemetery immediately following.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions to be made to Hebron Seventh Day Baptist Church (address above) or The Coudersport Consistory, East Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915 or the Hebron Cemetery Association, care of David Hauber 881 Whitney Creek Rd., Coudersport, PA, 16915.
Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home Ltd.
210 North East Street
Coudersport, PA 16915
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 7 to Dec. 14, 2013