RARDEN — Billy Dean Thompson, 68, of Rarden Hazelbaker Road, Rarden, Ohio passed away Thursday December 15, 2016 at his home. He was born November 6, 1948 in Portsmouth, Ohio son of the late Wayne and Wilma Thompson Hoffer. On July 24, 1971 Billy was united in marriage to Joyce Marie Hoffer Thompson who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Jeffrey Dean Thompson and Christopher Wayne Thompson and wife Mildred of Rarden, as well as two granddaughters, Cali and Seneca Thompson and a grandson, Cory Thompson.

Billy was a retired school teacher at Peebles High School and was of the Baptist Faith.

Graveside services will be held 3:00 p.m. Monday December 19, 2016 at Locust Grove Cemetery, Peebles, with Dan Hoffer officiating. Calling hours will not be observed. Arrangements are under the direction of the Botkin Hornback Funeral Home in Otway, Ohio.

Memorial Contributuions may be made to SOMC Hospice, 2203 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662.