Originally created 08/14/04

Dr. Billy Earl Bompart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dr. Billy Earl Bompart, 70, of Lincolnton, Ga.; entered into rest Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga., following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 3 p.m., today, Friday , August 14, 2004, at The Hill Baptist Church with Rev Brent Dowis officiating and burial at Westover Memorial Park. Bill Bompart was a native of Dallas, Texas. He retired from Augusta State University as vice president for academic affairs, June 30, 2002 after serving more than 40 years in higher education, 11 of them as the Chief Academic Officer. He came to Augusta College in 1967. He chaired the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science from 1983-1988. Dr. Bompart received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas, Master's Degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and North Texas State University , and a Doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He was a member of Crossbridge Baptist Church and formerly a member of The Hill Baptist Church where he served faithfully as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and moderator. He was a member of the Clark Hill Bassmasters and a tournament bass fisherman. He bowled in a church league for 30 years. Dr. Bompart was a frequent lecturer at regional and national conferences of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and was well known wherever he went for his keen sense of humor and dry wit. He was a man of strong faith and of highest integrity. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Beverly, three daughters, Melanie Bompart, St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., Laura Bompart- Sprowls and husband Frank, Martinez, Ga., Terri Stewart and husband Bobby, Altha, Fla. And two grandsons, Jacob Boland, Atlanta, Ga. and Joey Stewart, Altha, Fla. Pallbearers will be Mark Fissel, Ed Pettit, Fred Maynard, Loy Butler, Sullie Starnes, Bo Roberts and Jim Holton. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 13, 2004 from 5 until 8 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossbridge Baptist Church Building Fund or Dr. Bill Bompart Education Fund at Crossbridge Baptist Church, 3130 Skinner Mill Road, Augusta, GA 30909. Platt's Funeral Home 337 N. Belair Road, Evans, Ga. 860-6166 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle August 14, 2004