William Morton (Slick) Thompson, 88, died Wednesday, January 16.
Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church with the Rev. Tom Bierovic officiating.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 66 years, Naomi Cline Thompson.
He also is survived by a son, William Kerry Thompson, and a daughter, Adrian Bomar and husband, Wayne Bomar, of Shelbyville; grandsons, Jake, Matthew and Andrew Thompson of Arab, Ala. Brian and Derek Price of Shelbyville and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Kerry Thompson, Sr. and Maggie Moore Thompson; brothers R. K. Thompson and Tipton (Tip) Thompson of Shelbyville, and sisters, Mary Elizabeth Williams of Nashville and Dorothy Ann Whelehon of San Diego, Cal.
A native of Bedford County, he was employed by the United States Postal Service for more than 38 years, and was best known by his many patrons of the Southside of Shelbyville as "Slick", Bill or Billy Morton. After retiring, he worked in the barn office at the Walking Horse Celebration for many years.
He was a member of First Christian Church and was a past member of the Shelbyville Jaycees. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener, frequently treating family and friends to backyard fish fry parties. He was always willing to share a jar of his special pepper relish, a beautiful bouquet of flowers or a unique plant cutting.
Visitation for Mr. Thompson will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church.
Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan or First Christian Church Memorial Fund.