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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bill with two-month old Phoebe 

Bill brings out the old salt in 8-month-old Liam, terror of the Muskingum River

Running Lionel trains on the huge beautiful train table he built for Liam's birthday

William Henry Thompson, Jr, William Henry Thompson III and William Henry Thompson IV

Christmas 2009

That wee infant with the starfish hands grew up and loved her GeePop the whole way. Lucky Phoebe, lucky GeePop.
Thanksgiving 2010. Photo by Annalea Thompson

Presiding over Thanksgiving dinner, 2010--he always carved the turkey and patted the mashed potatoes

Playing the jazz brunch with BT3 on fretless bass at the Blennerhassett Hotel, January 2, 2011

William Henry Thompson Jr. August 9, 1932-January 25, 2011
So deeply loved, so sadly missed


Beautiful tribute. We share your sorrow.

How poignant. A beautiful tribute to an obviously remarkable man.

Knot in throat. Always smile when remembering, OK? He was loved and blessed above and beyond. There should be no sorrow. Celebrate his life.

Love xoxoxo

To William Henry Thompson, Jr.

So sorry for your loss Julie and Bill.
Hugs going out to you both.


Sometimes there are no words for hurt so deep and loss so profound. I offer a hug for now and ask that the time comes swiftly that your father's, (grandfather and father-in-law's) memory comes as a joy without the raw pain of such a current loss.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Kind thoughts to your family as you mourn the loss of father, grandfather, father-in-law and husband. So sorry to read the news.

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He must have been proud of his Legacy! He continues to live in so many people's thoughts, hearts and memories.

Very beautiful, Julie. I was so sad to hear this news on our local birding listserv. My thoughts are with you and Bill and the kids.

May his memory be a blessing! My thoughts are with your family --


Posted by Anonymous February 6, 2011 at 7:33 PM

I heard the sad news through my local birding listserv, too--he certainly had admirers and far and wide. So sorry for your loss, and sending good thoughts your way.

Ah, you sure made beautiful babies. And how wonderful Granddad got to see them grow. I am sure he would have chosen to stay longer--sorry for you all that it was not so.

There are no words. We are deeply sorry, and touched by the photos.
Bill and Shel

I posted this a few year's ago in remembrance of my mom. I hope it will give you some comfort:

"Things neither come nor go. Things don't move. It is we who go to them. Only the spirit travels. Memory is not an eye that returns to the past; it is rather the power that allows us to see what is, in its essence, outside of time...."

from Canek, by Emilio Abreu Gomez

Sweet tribute. So sorry for your loss.

What beautiful memories. My thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy to the Thompson family.
Lynda in Michigan.

Posted by Anonymous February 7, 2011 at 6:37 AM

I was saddened to hear about Bill.

I had the opportunity to meet him several times and I enjoyed his company.

A beautiful tribute to a much-loved man, Julie.

It's always too soon, isn't it? Thoughts are with you and all the family.

A very sensitive tribute, Julie,
I am very sorry for your family's loss.

Thinking of all of you and sending you warm thoughts and support. Fantastic pictures - funny just how much of a person can come through in them. Enjoy the great memories and take good care of each other. xo

I'm so very sorry for all of you. Thank-you for sharing your wonderful tribute with us.

So blessed you all are to have had such a wonderful family and such a wonderful person in your life! Thank you for sharing this with us. Hugs and prayers are being sent to you!

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