William H. Thompson, 80, of Seymour passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in St. Cloud, Florida.
Born Sept. 29, 1936, in Seymour, he was the son of Clark and Ruth Wells Thompson, both of whom preceded him in death. On May 19, 1957, at St. John’s Lutheran Church at White Creek, he married Carol Louise Schlehuser Thompson, who passed away Aug. 24, 2010.
He graduated from Cortland High School in 1954. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at White Creek. He completed an agriculture course from Purdue and enjoyed traveling and fishing and loved spending time with family.
William was a farmer who lived to farm. In his early years, he not only farmed but he also established and ran a sawmill. Not one to stay idle, his career included working for Best Way, Big Blue Warehouse and then starting his own company, WCT Inc. For the last 10 years, he was busy rebuilding the family farm, a Hoosier Heritage Farm in Cortland.
Survivors include his children, Jeffrey (Rosalind) Thompson, Scott (Lisa) Thompson, Jennifer (Doug) Borcherding and David (Barbara) Thompson; grandchildren, Christopher Thompson, Abby (Alex) Eddy, Alexander and Hope Thompson, Sam, Will and Mollie Borcherding, Caroline, Dylan and Mallory Thompson; great-grandchildren, Kaylen and Easton Eddy; sister, Janet (Ray) Moore; brother, Robert (Faye) Thompson; and sisters-in-law, Janet (Durbin) Day and Joanne Schlehuser.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church at White Creek with the Rev. Justin Whitmore officiating. A graveside service will follow at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Voss & Sons Funeral Service and from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Walter & Cora Schlehuser-Clark & Ruth Thompson Scholarship Fund or St. John’s Lutheran Church, White Creek.