William Lee Thompson, Sr., age 91, of Hampstead, MD, formerly of Westminster, MD., died Sunday, October 16, 2022, at Sun Valley Assisted Living in Westminster, MD.
He was born June 24, 1931, in New Market, Maryland, the son of the late Freeman Fred Thompson and the late Lillian Elizabeth Thompson (nee Fogle).
He was the husband of the late Catherine Jacqueline “Jackie” Thompson (nee Ziegler), for 58 years.
Bill graduated from Mt. Airy High School in 1948; he worked for Black & Decker for 26 years, retiring in 1985, then he retired from the Carroll County Government Fleet Management.
Bill loved to garden and work in his flower beds. He was known for his beautiful flowers and in the earlier years for sharing his home-grown delicious strawberries, tomatoes, and vegetables with the neighbors. He and Jackie loved dancing, attending church, going out to eat especially to Mountaingate, going on drives in the country, and spending time with their family and friends. He loved to read, especially the local newspaper from front to back, and he was a master at crossword puzzles and word search books. He loved to watch Jeopardy with Alex Trebek and could answer many of the questions himself.
The family would like to thank the staff at Sun Valley Assisted Living. Bill loved all of the staff members who provided wonderful care to him. He said many were like family to him. He also loved helping the other residents with bingo, crafts, and games.
He was the father of William Lee Thompson, Jr. and wife Bonnie of Taneytown, MD, and Laura Lee Moser and her late husband Scott of Finksburg, MD; loving grandfather of Lauren Thompson, Justin Moser and Ashley Moser, great grandfather of Joey, Johnathan and Sophia; brother of Fay Fields; also predeceased by his sisters; Martha and Leonard Ewell, Annabelle and Nathan Bales, Elsie and Stanley Stanton and Brenda and Donald Sharrer, and Betty & Francis Welsh; and pre-deceased by brother in law Jack Fields; also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA., 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD (Beside South Carroll High School) on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 4:00-7:00 PM; where Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 11:00 AM, Interment to follow at Taylorsville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements made by: Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA online condolences to www.burrier-queen.com.