Billy Joe Thompson, 78, of Mexia, passed away Sept. 16, 2013, at Mexia LTC. Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. at Porter Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Wright officiating.
Interment will follow at Lost Prairie Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 6-8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home.
Billy Joe was born May 13, 1935, in Personville, to Lloyd Byron Thompson Sr. and Lillian Easterling Thompson. He will be remembered by Mexia residents riding his bicycle all over town visiting with many, including the children at the Methodist Preschool, Kiddieland Day Care, and Bob Wright at the News office and everyone at Porter Funeral Home.
He always looked forward to Bob giving him a newspaper when he stopped by the News office to visit with him and picking up pens and calendars at Porter Funeral Home to give to his friends and family.