OBITUARY: Billy Joe ‘B.J.’ Thompson


Billy Joe “B.J.” Thompson, 61, of Ashland City, passed away on September 23rd, 2022, at his home in Ashland City surrounded by his loving family.

Billy Joe was born at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, TN to Billy W. & Betty Ann (Morris) Thompson on March 8th of 1961.

He attended CCHS and graduated class of 1979. He married Denise K. Cole on July 31st of 1987 in Springfield, TN. They went on to have their two children. He worked as a journeyman electrician for the IBEW Local 429 for over 30 years. Billy Joe loved his grandchildren immensely. He loved hunting and camping on the Buffalo River and he adored his Harley.

Billy Joe is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ervin Odell and Willie (Chandler) Morris; paternal grandparents, Wallace Ward Thompson and Lorene (Harper) Thompson.

Billy Joe is survived by his wife, Denise. Parents, Billy W. & Betty (Morris) Thompson. Siblings, Kim (David) Knox, Darrell (Terri Gremillion) Thompson. Children, Lora (Terry Michael) Krantz and Ethan (Jessie Moore) Thompson. Grandchildren, Dean Krantz, Nolan Thompson, Jaylinn Thompson, Kynlee Krantz, Eli Thompson.

Visitation will be 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at Cheatham County Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Shriners Hospital for Children.

Cheatham County Funeral Home 615-792-2552 online condolences at


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