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William Webb Thompson
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Birth: Apr. 15, 1925
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Death: Jul. 17, 2014
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA

July 20, 2014

William (Bill) Webb Thompson, age 89, ascended to heaven on July 17, 2014.

Preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 56 years, Dora "Dodie" Mae Walker Thompson., parents Maurice and Minnie Thompson, great-grandaughter Gabriella Ledford and son-in-law, David Vance Ledford.

Born in Portland, Oregon he moved to Candler at an early age. In his youth he enjoyed exploring the mountains of WNC. He met Dodie on a blind date while she was nursing at the VA Medical Center in Oteen. He served his country as a Marine and then attended NC State University. He drove a tour bus for Smokey Mountain tours and worked as a saleman for various enterprises. After retiring he drove a limo service chauffeuring many dignitaries and movie stars such as Henry Kissinger, Prince Charles, Reba, Wynnona Judd, George Carlin and many others.

Bill was extremely intelligent man, with strong family values, great compassion for people and very articulate.

Surviving are three daughters, Nancy Lynn Ledford, Becky McDevitt (Randy), and Patti Farmer (Terry); grandchildren, Heather Miraflor, Kristin Aycock, Aaron Farmer, Brandon Ledford and Otis Dewayne Pearson; four great-grandchildren; special niece, Sharon Glatz, as well as many wonderful neighbors.

Fishing was his favorite sport and in recent years enjoyed sharing fishing tales. He was an avid reader, always saving articles, "highlighted in pink: that he thought would be helpful to family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th at Montmorenci United Methodist Church in Candler followed by visitation.

Internment will be private.

Groce Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Montmorenci United Methodist Church Cemetery
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Gloria Conery
Record added: Jul 20, 2014
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William Webb Thompson
Added by: Gloria Conery
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TOGETHER FOREVER! I'm sure your wife welcomed you to heaven. May you both dance with the Angels.
- Juanita Clark
 Added: Jul. 25, 2014
Tears are words to painful for a heart to speak. Your loved one has left memories for you, that death cannot take from you.
- Gloria Conery
 Added: Jul. 25, 2014

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