According to a statement by Clarke County Sheriff Tony Roper:
“On March 16, 2011, W.R. “Billy” Thompson was discovered dead at his residence in White Post by family members.
This discovery was made in the morning hours.
As is the policy of this office when there is an unattended death, there is an investigation being conducted, but at this time there appears to be no foul play.”
Thompson was the driving force behind White Post Restorations, a local company that developed an international reputation for quality classic car restorations. White Post Restorations was founded in 1940 as a two-man repair shop for farm machinery and local cars. White Post Restorations grew from humble beginnings in 1940 to a well respected automotive operation with in-door space for over 60 vehicles.
In addition to running his car restoration business, Thompson was a tireless promoter of Clarke County and local events.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.