William Paul “Bill” Lamp’l, 66 of Winston, passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, after a courageous battle with Leukemia. He was born on April 20, 1947, in Miami, FL., the son of the late William Frank Lamp’l, Jr. and the late Rachel Gilbert Lamp’l. At an early age Bill joined the Boy Scouts and became an Eagle Scout at age 17.
Bill received his Doctorate in School Psychology and worked for the White County School System and Cobb County School Systems for one year each before beginning his 39 year career with the Douglas County School System as a School Psychologist. Bill was an accomplished musician on the piano, organ, vocalist, and hand bells. He served as the organist for the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church for 30 years. Bill enjoyed technology, traveling, astronomy, photography, and playing the piano & singing. During his college years, Bill sang with the Glee Club at Emory University. He also sang for many years with the West Atlanta / Douglas Choral Society (WADCS). Bill was a kind and gentle, quiet and intellectual, and a very patient person. Bill was a man who loved life—especially his wife, son, and family, but most importantly he was a devoted Christian who loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by the mother of his son, Susan Foster Lamp’l.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Eison Lamp’l of Winston; son, William Thomas “Bill” Lamp’l, and his wife, Jessica, of Miami, Florida; step-sons and their spouses, Rob and Amanda Miles of Dallas, GA, Ben and Mandy Miles of Mooresville, NC, and Matt and Melissa Miles of Dallas, GA; brothers and their spouses, Bob and Kathy Lamp’l of Duluth, Tom and Stella Lamp’l of Lawrenceville, and Joe and Becky Lamp’l of Milton; grandchildren, Haeven Sanders, Taylor Miles, Sophie Miles, Katie Miles, Halle Miles, Archer Lamp’l, Gunner Miles, and Abigail Miles; father-in-law and mother-in-law, W.T. and Betty Eison of Douglasville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Roy Rathel of Douglasville, and Suzanne and Jimmy Wix of Winston; his beloved pets, Max and Molly; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
The Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church of Douglasville, with Senior Pastor, Dr. James B. Harper, Elder Jane H. Hubbard, and Pastor Wayne Bray officiating.
Interment will follow in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, with Bob Lamp’l, Tom Lamp’l, Joe Lamp’l, Rob Miles, Ben Miles, and Matt Miles serving as Pallbearers.
Honorary Pallbearers will be C.N. “Sonny” and Carol Haisten, and Taylor Miles.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made via mail to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105 or via www.stjude.org.
You may share your thoughts and memories online at www.hightowersmemorial.com.
Arrangements are entrusted with Hightower’s Memorial Chapel and Cremation Service of Douglasville. 770-489-2818.