Billy Lang Thompson was born on July 26, 1932 near Wheelerton, Tennessee to Claude Cebern Thompson and Myrtie Mae Thompson. He moved to Nashville where he met his wife Ihla Lorene Pratt. They were married on February 8, 1958.
Bill and Lorene were long-term residents of the Sylvan Park neighborhood in Nashville. They were close friends with Helen and Homer Coggin in the Charlotte Park neighborhood and June and Earl Colgan, also in Sylvan Park. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and owned a small neighborhood television repair business. For much of his career, Bill worked at the Ford Glass plant in West Nashville, retiring in 1997.
He is preceded in death by his wife Lorene, his daughter Terri Lynn Veach, his sisters Decie Thompson Massey, Muriel Thompson Helton, Myrtle Thompson Gilliam, Emma Jean Thompson Crutchfield, and brothers Elma Thompson and James Edward Thompson. He is survived by his daughter Donna Lea Thompson Perry, son David Lang Thompson, sisters-in-law Helen Pratt Coggin and Eleanor Thompson, sons-in-law Rex Perry and Johnny Veach and Steve Scarborough, life partner to David Thompson.
A public graveside service will be on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 1:00PM, at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens (Garden of Atonement). There will be no visitation prior to the service.
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