William Lamar Thompson
William Lamar Thompson
  • April 15, 1945 - November 17, 2016
  • Atlanta, Georgia

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William Lamar Thompson of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, November 17 at Emory Midtown Hospital. He was 71. He was born on April 15, 1945 in Carnesville, Georgia. He is a graduate of Southern Tech, a division of Georgia Tech. On September 10, 1966 married the love of his life, Patricia Strickland, and together they had one daughter, Megan. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the United States Navy, as a Seabee (MCB-6). Bill founded W.L. Thompson Consulting Engineers in 1977, the company has proudly engineered some of the most impressive buildings worldwide. A kind and generous soul, Bill had a great sense of humor and treasured his friendships. He will be greatly missed. Bill was preceded in death by his mother and father Conrad and Francis Thompson. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, his daughter Megan, son-in-law, Michael Hilton, his twin granddaughters, Genevieve and Anastasia, his brother-in-law, Jim Blackburn and his wife Monique, his nephew, Andrew, and his niece, Melanie and her husband John Rincon.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 21 at 6:30-9:00pm at H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, 404-261-3510 The memorial to celebrate the life of Bill Thompson will be held at St. John United Methodist Church, 550 Mt. Paran Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, on Tuesday, November 22 at 1:00 pm. Guests are invited to attend a reception immediately following the memorial service in the Saint John facility. A procession to the Graveside Services with Military Honors will depart Saint Johns at 3:30 traveling to Arlington Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made in Bill's name, in lieu of flowers. We suggest consideration for the American Red Cross <redcross.org>, Kyle Pease Foundation <kylepeasefoundation.org>, Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund <fallenheroesfund.org>, or a charity of your choosing.