William Lambert Thompson

William Lambert Thompson

May 18, 1942 - October 19, 2020

William Lambert Thompson, 78, of Ravenswood, WV, passed away on October 19, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving sisters.

He was born on May 18, 1942, in Campbells Creek, WV, son of the late William Marion and Freda Pishner Thompson.

Bill retired from the City of Ravenswood after many years of service. He was a member of the Fannin Chapel Church in Sherman. Bill could play anything with strings. He was a self-taught, great musician who especially enjoyed bluegrass. He loved to play pool at the Ravenswood Senior Building. He was known by many and had many friends. He battled cancer for 5 years.

Bill is survived by his son, Billy Joe Thompson; sisters, Lillian Louise Speece, Lois Albert Kibble and Becky Sue Patterson, all of Ravenswood; brother, James J. Pishner of Arlington, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lowell Lee “John” Thompson and Larry Dale “Bubby” Thompson and grandson, Justin Joe Hafer.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Ravenswood Cemetery with Pastor Kurt Gray officiating. Friends may visit from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm.

The family requests that everyone attending please wear a mask.

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