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“To Bill, Martha, Scott and Marjolaine Just received word of your fathers passing. Your father had a long interesting and rewarding life. I sincerely...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Sandra Luongo (formerly Thompson) - AL

“What a wonderful man/friend Bill was - so talented. Wonderful cook, loved Fast & French, give the shirt off his back, always smiling that shy smile....Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Anna Taylor Blythe - Friend

“I am so sad to read of the loss of Margarita Bill. What a beautiful soul and treasure he was to Charleston. I fee so blessed to have met and spent...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Lisa - Friend

“Bill was a character! I loved his stories about his life and antics he and his buddies would do. He sure lived a full life. Happy to say that I knew...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Jessica Baker - Acquaintance

“We live in NC now but are members of Charleston Yacht Club and always enjoyed Bill, his smiling face and great stories. We are sorry for your loss....Read More »
5 of 5 | Posted by: Keith & Lynne Gannett - NC


William Murry Thompson, Sr., 93, of Charleston, SC, passed away on October 18, 2020. Burial will be held at the Second Presbyterian Church of Charleston. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway, Charleston, SC 29414.

Bill was born on April 8, 1927 in New Orleans, LA. He was the son of the late Rev. Charles C. and Margaret W. Thompson. He graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Afterwards he worked for Fairchild Republic and Northrop Grumman as a flight test engineer. He enjoyed sailing, photography and opera singing. He wrote several books of varying topics including history, short stories and poems.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Thompson and his sister, Margaret Renfro.

He is survived by his two sons, William Murry Thompson, Jr. (Martha) of Brentwood, TN, and Russell James Thompson (Marjolaine) of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, and 5 grandsons: Scott, Grant and Luke Thompson, and Etienne and Maël Quer Thompson.

Memorials can be sent to Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.