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Jack Thompson, 79, a resident of Cleveland, Tenn., passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.
Mr. Thompson was the son of the late Revia Inman Thompson and Jim Thompson. His brothers and sisters, J.B. Thompson, R.L. Thompson, Charles "Red" Thompson, Herbert Thompson, Sammy Thompson, Raymond "Derby" Thompson, Betty Lou "Granny" Shamblin, Evalee Martin and Shirley Early, also preceded him in death.
He was employed with E&B and Shaw Industries for many years. He loved the farm life and all his animals. He enjoyed coon hunting and going to flea markets. Mr. Thompson was a member of Samples Memorial Baptist Church.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Thompson of Cleveland, Tenn.; his sons and daughters, Jimmy Leamon and Sandra Parker of Cohutta, Debbie Leamon of Cleveland, Bonnie Crider, also of Cleveland, Tony Baylock of Dalton, Terry and Patty Thompson of Cleveland; his grandchildren, Michael Leamon of Cohutta, Angela Bates and her husband, Corey, of Cohutta, Ashley Thompson and Cody Thompson, both of Cleveland; his great-grandchildren, Kloee Stevenson, Gracelynn Thompson and Ava Bohannan; his sisters, Joann Frazier of Cleveland, Lelia Jane Parker of Dalton; several nieces and nephews.
A Remembrance of Life Service is Friday at 2 p.m. at Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, Wildwood Chapel, in Cleveland, Tenn., with the Rev. Mark Cameron and the Rev. Mike Little officiating. Interment will be in Flint Springs Cemetery with Jimmy Leamon, Terry Thompson, Tony Baylock, Michael Leamon, Corey Bates, Cody Thompson and Rory Wheeler serving as casket bearers.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
You may share your condolences and your memories with the Thompson family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.
Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, Wildwood Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Published on September 21, 2017
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