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July 24, 1953 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old
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On November 30, 2023 William “Bill” Thompson, beloved father and husband, peacefully passed away in Columbus, OH at the age of 70. Bill was born July 24, 1953 in Columbus, OH to James and Merriam (Eckler) Thompson. He graduated from North High School in 1971, where he played tuba in both the North High School and the All-Ohio Boys’ marching bands. He then went on to earn a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Communications at The Ohio State University in 1975, where he was a member of the men’s glee club. He met his wife Kay in 1988, and they wed on September 2, 1989. He raised 2 daughters, and was an active member of the North Broadway United Methodist Church adult bell and vocal choirs. He retired after 28 years from The Ohio State University, where he worked in both the hospital, and in student services. In his free time, he enjoyed watching Ohio State sports, listening to all kinds of music, and spending time with his family.
Bill was preceded in death by his daughter Hannah, and his parents James and Merriam Thompson. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Kay and daughter Julia. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, December 6, 2023 from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM at North Broadway United Methodist Church, 48 E North Broadway Street, Columbus, OH 43214, with the funeral being held thereafter, officiated by Rev. Marcus Atha, and a small graveside service. The family would like to say a special thank you to the care aids and nurses at Crown Pointe Care Center, as well as the staff of Bella Care Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the hospice fund Celebrate Life Foundation.