Dr. William Puffer Thompson died early Sunday morning on February 14, 2021, at his home in Yazoo City. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frazier Robinson Thompson, Jr.; his beloved brothers Walter Wright Thompson and Frazier Robinson Thompson III; and his dear grandson John Miller Spivey, Jr.
He leaves behind his wife of almost fifty-four years, Rebecca Allen Thompson; daughters Susan Thompson Tyner and her husband Lee; Olga Thompson Spivey and her husband John; son William Puffer Thompson, Jr., and his wife Leigh. Along with his cherished eleven grandchildren, he also leaves behind his brother Michael Hicks Thompson and his wife Tempe, his sisters-in-law Mrs. Walter Wright Thompson and Mrs. Frazier Robinson Thompson III, and numerous nephews.
Born on July 16, 1944, Will was reared in Bentonia, Mississippi, on his family’s farm, Egypt. He graduated from Bentonia High School and attended Ole Miss where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He later graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and practiced medicine in Yazoo City for over fifty years. He loved serving his community as a physician, his Second Presbyterian Church as an elder, and his Manchester Mavericks as their team doctor.
A graveside service will be Saturday afternoon, February 20, at 1:30 at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City, MS. under the direction of Stricklin King Funeral Home. Due to Covid restrictions, the family will not be receiving visitors but appreciates all the prayers and support by family, friends, and the whole medical community of Yazoo City, particularly the staff of Yazoo City Medical Clinic, Mississippi Home Care, and Baptist Hospice who took care of him and his family. In lieu of flowers the family asks to remember Will with donations to Lifeline Children Services or Reformed Theological Seminary