SPRINGFIELD, IL - William Thompson, 76, departed this life on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.
He was born July 30, 1937, in Springfield, Ill., the son of William R. Thompson and Evangeline J. Jones-Thompson.
William was a member of Brown Street Church of God in Christ.
He attended Springfield public schools and served in the U.S. Navy. He worked at JCPenney for 15 years.
He is preceded in death by one daughter, Veronica Thompson, one brother and seven sisters.
He leaves to cherish memories, one son, William Thompson (Karley); one daughter, Lisa Bryant (Rick); and one sister, Gwendolyn K. Holifield.
Services will be Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, at Brown Street Church of God In Christ, 1701 Brown St., Springfield, IL. Visitation begins at 10 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Interment at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Walker Funeral Service in Springfield is handling arrangements.