Sunday, November 18, 2012 — Billie Thompson, 86, of Norwood, died Saturday morning, November 17, 2012, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Silver Springs Baptist Church. Rev. Mark Little will officiate and interment will follow in the church cemetery with military rites by the Stanly County DAV. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, November 19, 2012, at Edwards Funeral Home in Norwood.
Mr. Thompson was born May 20, 1926, in Stanly County to the late Elisha Talmadge and Neva Morris Thompson.
He was a retiree of Arrowood and a member of Silver Springs Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during World War II.
In addition, to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Effie Morton Thompson; two sons, Roger Eugene Thompson and Raeford Leon Thompson, and daughter, Lou Ann Thompson Martin.
He is survived by a brother, Thetus Thompson, of Norwood; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Online condolences: edwardsfuneralhomes.com.