Willie "Bill"

Sue Thompson

Jan. 29, 1937 Nov. 15, 2008

Our beloved father has passed on to play in the great baseball field in heaven. He is survived by his six children, two daughters, Kyra Drennan and Kelly Jeffries, of Medford, Ore.; four sons, Billy Thompson, of Springfield Ore, Jeff Thompson, Sacramento Calif., Kirk Thompson and Michael Thompson, of Phoenix Ariz.; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his older brother, Joe Thompson.

The family will be having a celebration of his life and a dedication this spring at the Medford American Little League opening day ceremonies. Bill, of Phoenix, Ariz., donated much of his life to teaching children the game of baseball and administration of Little League. He will be remembered for his unending love for his family, the game of baseball and his gift of coaching. Bill strived to make sure that every child got the opportunity to play.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made in his name to the Medford American Little League, PO Box 4059, Medford, OR., 97501. His vision and dedication to the youth baseball community in Medford was his passionate way to give back to others. Fondly remembered by his friends, community and family, Bill will be missed.