William Jacob Thompson

Friday, November 13, 2015

William Jacob Thompson, 77, Nevada, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. He was born on Aug. 29, 1938, in Belton, Mo., to Jacob Lester and Opal (Pitts) Thompson. He married Neva K. Gunn on Jan. 16, 1973, and she survives of the home.

Bill moved to Nevada with his family in 1946. He graduated from Nevada High School with the Class of 1956 and worked as a butcher most of his adult life. He loved cars, horses, cooking and dogs. Family was very important to Bill as were his good friends.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Gary Thompson and his wife, Julie, Columbia, Mo., and Rick Thompson, Augusta, Ga.; six stepchildren, Mike Davis, Independence, Mo., Kenny Davis, Urbana, Mo., Greg Davis, Chicago, Ill., Dennis Davis and his wife, Nancy, Blue Springs, Mo., Sandi Leister and her husband, Johnny, Amsterdam, Mo., and Jeff Davis and his wife, Kelly, Lee's Summit, Mo.; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Ann Woody, Nevada; and one nephew, Scott Woody and his wife, Jan, Joplin, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bob Thompson; and a nephew, Steve Woody.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 14, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada, with Brent Bland officiating. Friends may call now and until the hour of and the family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service also at the funeral home. Cremation will follow with interment at a later date in Moore Cemetery.

Contributions may be made in Bill's memory to the American Heart Association in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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