HICKORY - Mr. Billy Dean Thompson, 72, of Hickory, died Monday, January 27, 2014, at his home.
He was retired from General Tire where he worked for 37 years in the Utility Division. He was a member of the Steelworkers Local 665. Mr. Thompson was also a farmer. He was a member of New Sand Hill Baptist Church and also attended Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Boaz.
Born Saturday, March 1, 1941, in Symsonia, he was the son of the late Homer Thompson and the late Letha (Bell) Thompson.
Surviving are his son, Richard D. Thompson and wife Heather of Symsonia; daughter, Christina Thurston and husband Tim of Boaz; grandchildren, Amilyn and Ashley Thurston of Boaz; and Jacob and Kaleb Thompson of Symsonia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Doris (Ward) Thompson.
Funeral services will be held Friday, January 31, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Collier Funeral Home in Benton with Bro. Mel Mason and Bro. Rick Miller officiating.
Interment will follow in New Sand Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 30, 2014, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Collier Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be given to: the New Sand Hill Cemetery Fund, c/o Norma Mae Hopwood, 10963 St. Rt. 408 E., Benton, KY 42025.