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William Lewis Thompson Jr. Obituary
THOMPSON Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com William Lewis Thompson, Jr., passed away at the age of 62 on December 14th, 2013 at Community Hospice in Jacksonville, Florida. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Bill attended Wolfson High School, where he was a standout running back, leading the Wolfpack to back-to-back State Championship appearances and earning All-State honors. Following high school, Bill attended Duke University, where he was a starting running back for the Blue Devils, and then earned his law degree from Duke University School of Law. After law school, he came back to Jacksonville, where he practiced law for over 33 years. He served as law clerk to the Hon. Gerald B. Tjoflat of the U.S. Court Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and as President of the Florida Bar Foundation. Bill is survived by his wife of 38 years, Gwynne Thompson, his son, William L. Thompson III, his mother, Aline Thompson, and his sister, Anne Thompson. He was predeceased by his father, William L. Thompson, and a son, Brian S. Thompson. Family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 from 5 - 8 pm at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn Chapel. The funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013, graveside at Oaklawn Cemetery at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made to: Community Hospice of Northeast Florida and sent to 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257, Attn: Community Hospice Foundation. Donations may also be made online at support.communityhospice.com/donate. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hardage-giddensoaklawnchapel.com.
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Dec. 16, 2013
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