William Ray Thompson Sr

Born: Sat., Nov. 28, 1925
Died: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017


12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church/Swainsboro

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
Location: First United Methodist Church/Swainsboro


Location: Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. William Ray Thompson Sr, age 92 of Swainsboro, GA on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta, GA.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with Rev. Louis Pearce officiating assisted by Rev. David Unkles.

Entombment will follow in the Eastbrook Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church from 12:30 till time of service.

Pallbearers are  Richard Reddish, Mark Smith, Matt Smith, Donny Wilson, Craig Wilson, Dev Watson and Mickey Flanders.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Phil Thompson, Jim & Cherry Curry, Tim & Judy Garrett, Billy & Hilda Walden, Carolyn Moore and Dr. Kemp Jones.

Mr. Thompson was born November 28, 1925 in Kite, Johnson County, GA to the late Arthur Thompson and Lucille Lawson Thompson Smith and was educated in the Johnson County School system.  Following school he enlisted in the U S Army in July of 1944 in Ft. Pherson, GA. serving during WWII in Italy and Switzerland. He achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class Technical Sergeant Field Lineman and received the Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal and Occupation Ribbon.  He was employed by Derst Baking Co for 20 years and from 1966-1986 establishing and operated Thompson Minit Mart, was a member of the Swainsboro First Methodist Church, was a member of  C. I. Hall Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Men. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sisters, Carlene Fries and Wadie Watson; brothers, Rev. Ed Thompson and Lawson Smith; step father Jerdie Smith; and step-son Jimmy Scott.

Survivors include:

His Wife : Annette Woods Thompson of Swainsboro, GA

Four Sons: Bill Thompson Jr. (Kim) of Richmond Hill, GA, Roy Thompson (Gail) , Keith Thompson (Lynn) all of Swainsboro, GA and Lynn Scott (Margie) of Melbourne, FL.

Six Grandchildren: Shea Thompson (Jessica), Jason Thompson (Jessica), Becky Len Thompson (Tiffany), Drew Thompson (Rene`e), Kal Thompson and Misty Mullis (Brett).

Ten Great-Grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Condolences may be submitted online at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of  Mr. William Ray Thompson Sr. of Swainsboro, GA .

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Tony & Pam Mangieri
   Posted Mon December 18, 2017
We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Thompson. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Orson & Trina Swofford
   Posted Mon December 18, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers to each family member during this time from a family member of Bill & Kim of Cornith Baptist Church, Richmond Hill, GA..

Bobbie Daughtry
   Posted Tue December 19, 2017
So sorry for your loss.

John Martin
   Posted Wed December 20, 2017
Bill, Roy. Keith and families....Just wanted to say sorry I could not be there for the service. I am in Ft Lauderdale with my oldest Joy for Christmas...Ray was one of my favorite cousins and I remember him with his smile and good humor....We first Lawson cousins are getting older and fewer each year... Please give my condolences to all the family and you have wonderful memories of your father who was a good Christian man...In Christian love...Cousin John "Brother" Martin