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William Lee "Bill" Thompson

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William Lee "Bill" Thompson Obituary
William "Bill" Lee Thompson

AGE: 71 • Cary, NC

William "Bill" Lee Thompson, 71, of Cary, NC, passed away peacefully on November 5, 2016 with his wife, Janet by his side at WakeMed Hospital in Cary, NC.

Bill was born in Fort Smith, AK on July 13, 1945 to the late William Ewald Thompson and Ann Coker Thompson. He graduated in 1963 from Westmore High School in Daly City, CA and received his Bachelor's Degree from San Francisco State University in San Francisco, CA and his Master's Degree from Monmouth University in West Long Branch N.J. Bill was a teacher and guidance counselor for the Central Regional School District for thirty years. He was also a coach for Central Regional and was involved in many sports over the years. Bill enjoyed this aspect of his career and never forgot the memories. He was in the US Army and served in Germany during the Vietnam conflict. Bill was a Life Member in the Elks Lodge 1875, Toms River, NJ, and The American Legion, Cary, NC. He was a parishioner of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Apex, NC.

Bill loved going to Broadway Shows, Walt Disney World, and he was an avid golfer. He was a sports enthusiast, especially Duke Basketball. Bill also enjoyed travel, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his wife and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Linda Montgomery Thompson; and daughter, Elizabeth Ann Thompson.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Janet Bory Thompson, 3 daughters; Pamela Scott and her husband Dean, of Cary, NC; Laura Thompson and her partner Christopher Ammann of Toms River, NJ, and Amy Thompson of Jackson, NJ. He is also survived by three grandchildren; Evan Scott of Cary, NC, and Hannah Ammann and Rashawn Walker both of Toms River, NJ.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to the .
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 15, 2016
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