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James (Billy) Thompson, Jr.

Male 1963 - 2022  (58 years)

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  • Name James (Billy) Thompson 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 23 May 1963  Fort Knox, Hardin County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Mar 2022  Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cremated 19 Mar 2022  Meriden Cemetery, Meriden, Jefferson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31211  Rossville
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2023 

    Family ID F8869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carolyn Brian Thompson 
     1. Jami Thompson Auldridge
     2. Briana Thompson Gould
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2023 19:43:12 
    Family ID F8870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Obituary- Thompson, Jr., James
    Obituary- Thompson, Jr., James
    James “Billy” Thompson Jr.

    James “Billy” Thompson Jr. passed away Saturday, March 12, 2022, at his home near Rossville after a short battle with CJD. Bill was born May 23, 1963, in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He graduated from Junction City High School in 1982, and he went on to study mental health at Washburn University.

    Bill landed his first job as a case manager for Sheltered Living, kicking off a 17-year career in mental health. In 2007, Bill started at the Topeka V.A. as a pharmacy tech, where he had been employed until his death. Bill was a member of the Rossville Christian Church and the Men’s group there.

    In 1988, Bill met Carolyn Brian. They were married, going on to have two children, Jami and Briana. Carolyn survives at their home.

    Other survivors include his daughters, Jami (Jacob) Auldridge, and their children, Draven, Harrison & Oliver, Rossville and Briana (Brent) Gould, and their daughter, Eleanora, Lebo; his brother, Louis Thompson, Hyampom, CA; and his sister, Debbie Haden, Palmdale, CA.

    A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Rossville Christian Church. Inurnment followed in the Meriden Cemetery. A memorial visitation was held Friday, March 18, 2022, at the church.

    Memorial contributions may be made to CJD (Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease), 3634 W. Market Street, Suite 110, Akron, OH, 44333 or Midland Hospice, and both may be sent to Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.