George Howard Thompson, 75, retired from General Electric Corporation and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, life-long farmer and resident of the Spring Hill Community for many years, died Friday, February 14, 2014 at Williamson Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Oakes &Nichols with Rev. Phillip Wright and Rev. Keith Sherwood officiating. Burial will follow in Neapolis Cemetery with military honors at graveside provided by Herbert Griffin American Legion Post #19. The family will visit with friends Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Notes of sympathy may be extended at www.oakesandnichols.com. The family suggests memorials to Spring Hill United Methodist Church, 5286 Main Street, Spring Hill, TN 37174.
Born in Laytonsville, Maryland, he was the son of the late Thurman Edward Thompson and Idell Pearl Fitzgerald Thompson and served in the U. S. Army, 101st Airborne Division.
Mr. Thompson attended Spring Hill United Methodist Church, was a devoted husband and family man who loved to spend time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Nona “Toby” Crockett Thompson, whom he married October 17, 1964; sons, Mike (Angela) Thompson of Thompson’s Station and Micky (Layla) Thompson of Spring Hill; grandchildren, Seth Thompson, Knox Thompson, Amelia Thompson, Crockett Thompson, and Olivia Thompson; sisters, Maude Ann Drinks of Rotonda West, Florida, Jane Randolph of Tallahassee, Florida, Alice Laswell of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Peggie Scocco of Baltimore, Maryland; brother, Lester (Connie) Thompson of Port Tobacco, Maryland; brothers-in-law, Jim Rollins of Richmond, Virginia and O’Doran Crockett of Englewood, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by a son, Marty Thompson; grandson, Caleb Thompson; sister, Catherine Rollins; and brothers, Bill Thompson, Winston Thompson, and Junior Thompson.
Active pallbearers are Cammie Neal, Jody Riley, Jon Emler, John Carrington, Matt Sowell, Jason Tomlin, Oscar Oliguin, Chris Crutcher, and Chris Brown. Honorary pallbearers include friends from General Electric, IBEW, and the 101st Airborne Division.