William D. “Swede” Thompson, 66, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Autumn Care of Biscoe. 

Swede was a native of Montgomery County, born December 13, 1952 to the late Wesley Oren and Frances Tucker Thompson of Troy. He graduated from West Montgomery High School and was a retired superintendent with Myrick Construction. He was a member of First Wesleyan Church, Troy.

Swede was known for his love of baseball, softball, NASCAR, golf, and for his competitive spirit, as well as his famous white pancake hat. Swede also loved to cook and friends and neighbors often requested his delicious pepper relish, pepper jelly, BBQ sauce, chicken dumplings and potato soup.

A graveside service will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Star Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cotton Creek Road, Star.

Survivors include son, Brandon Thompson (Megan), and granddaughters, Kaylee and Allie, all of Troy; son, Matthew Thompson of Seagrove; brother, Warren (Cathy) Thompson; nieces, Paige Roberts (Kenny) and Elizabeth Thompson (Wesley); great-nephew, Owen Callicutt, all of Troy; fiancé, Kathy W. Harris of Star; and extended family, Mark, Beth and Henry Harris, all of Star; John, Barbara and Chris Jackson (Suzanne), all of Sanford; and Teresa “TC” (Monty) Walls of North Myrtle Beach; aunt, Jean Thompson, of Mocksville; and several cousins.

Memorials may be made to First Wesleyan Church, 1368 NC Hwy 134 North, Troy, NC 27371 or The Community Food Bank, P.O. Box 88, Biscoe, NC 27209.

The family is being served by McDougald Funeral Home & Crematorium, 305 E. Church Street, Laurinbug, NC.

Online condolences may be made at mcdougald.com.