William Hayden Thompson Jr., passed away on November 22, 2023, at the age of 28. He was born on January 11, 1995, in Owensboro, Kentucky, where he spent his life surrounded by family, friends, and the things he loved. Hayden was preceded in death by grandfather, Albert Michael Thompson, Sr. and grandmother, Cheryl Elaine Williams.
Hayden was a graduate of Western Kentucky University earning his bachelors in business administration. He had a zest for life that was infectious. Hayden also had an undeniable passion for fishing and a deep appreciation for his truck. He enjoyed hitting the golf course and shared many laughs with his family and friends. His quick wit and love for jokes brought joy to those around him.
But more than his hobbies and interests, Hayden will be remembered for his selfless nature and genuine concern for others. He had a remarkable ability to connect with people and never knew a stranger. Hayden treated everyone with kindness and made friends wherever he went. He was a true friend to many young men, always there to listen, lend a helping hand, or offer words of encouragement.
A talented grill master, Hayden delighted in bringing people together over a good meal. He loved engaging in lively conversations and had a knack for making people feel at ease. Hayden was a natural protector. He possessed an infectious smile that could light up a room, and he had a remarkable gift for making others laugh, often teasing himself before anyone else could.
When it came to sports, Hayden was a devoted fan. He cheered passionately for the University of Kentucky Wildcats and had an unwavering loyalty to the Dallas Cowboys.
Hayden left behind a loving family, including his wife, Megan Howard Thompson and their beloved dog, Finn; parents, William Hayden, Sr. and Valerie Williams Thompson; sister, Rachel Thompson (Cameron Pomerleau); brothers, Stephen Thompson and John (Katelyn) Thompson; grandparents, Cloa Thompson and Kenneth Williams, along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Their love and support were always a driving force in his life.
The Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Blessed Mother Catholic Church. Prior to the service, visitation will be 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory and 8:00 a.m. Monday until the time of service at the church. Prayers will follow visitation Sunday evening, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Kentucky Organ Donation Association.
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