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Billy Ray Thompson

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June 11, 1935 - Sept. 2, 2019

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GRAY: Billy Ray Thompson, 84, of Gray, died peacefully, Monday, Sept. 2. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, at the Jones County Chapel of Hart’s Mortuary. The Reverend Steve Waldorf officiated. Burial was private at Williams Payne Cemetery. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Thompson began his 42-year banking career in 1954 with C&S Bank in Macon where he retired as vice-president. He was a longtime member of Cross Keys United Methodist Church until moving his membership to Riverside United Methodist Church. Mr. Thompson served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Mr. Thompson is predeceased by his parents, John Carlton Thompson and Gladys Raines Thompson; his wife of 59 years, Joyce Huff Thompson; and brothers, Charles Thompson and Tommy Thompson.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his sons, Bill (Leigh) Thompson, Lee (Dottie) Thompson, and Craig (Kimberly) Thompson, all of Gray; grandchildren, Tyler Thompson, Matt Thompson, Jake Thompson, Jessica Thompson (Justin) Cobo, Jace Thompson, and Jaid Thompson, all of Gray; brother, Jerry Thompson of Crawford, Georgia; and sister, Darlene Pinson of Winterville, Georgia.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 886 Mulberry Street, Macon, Georgia 31201 and Riverside United Methodist Church, 730 Pierce Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31204.

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Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, Jones County Chapel, had charge of arrangements.