Walter Theodore “Buster” Thompson III, known to many as Buster, was born on June 7, 1932. Surrounded by his closest family, Buster left his life-long home in Hillsdale for his eternal home in Heaven on June 9, 2018. Buster lived a happy and prosperous life with his wife, Bonnie Hoyt Thompson, with whom he’d celebrate his 66th wedding anniversary on June 23. Buster was an active supporter of the Hillsdale community as a member of the Hillsdale Tractor Pullers as well as a career dairyman. He was a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church. He served in the Air Force and fought in the Korean War. He was survived by his wife, Bonnie Hoyt Thompson; sister, Ramona Powers; nieces, Charel Kennedy and Ramona “Baby” Elam; great nieces, Megan Wagner, Sarah Savoy, and Carmen Elam; nephew, Billy Cox; great nephews, Chris Peairs and Hill Savoy, as well as numerous other nephews and nieces. Buster was blessed with “his girls” and their families, Jessica Dupepe (Greg), Jennie Perkins (Corey), Bonnie Jordan (Brooks), Brady, Emma Kate, Court, Kaul, Kade, Bennett, and Blinn. Buster was greeted in heaven by his parents, Walter and Rita Phillips Thompson; sister, Delores Thompson Cox; brothers in law, Frank Powers and Glenn Cox; nephews, Peavy Powers; father in law Charles Hoyt; brother in law and sister in law; Gene and Betty Hoyt Cox; and a special nephew, better known as a grandson, Blaine Milton. Pallbearers are Greg Dupepe, Brooks Jordan, Corey Perkins, Brady Milton, Court Milton, Chris Peairs, Hill Savoy, and Andy Miller. Visitation was held at Hillsdale Baptist Church 9 a.m. on June 12, with service beginning at 12 noon. Services were conducted by Rev. Darryl Miller. Interment Roberts Cemetery, Hillsdale. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Roberts Cemetery Fund, c/o Teddie Thompson, 9870 Hwy 441, Amite, LA 70422 or to Hillsdale Baptist Church, 3621 Highway 1045, Amite, LA 70422. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements. For an online guestbook, visit

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