He was born on Sept. 22, 1944 in Paulding County, the son of the late Elbert Thompson and the late Myrtle Williams Thompson.
Mr. Thompson was a retired carpenter and dozer operator and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Aimlee Camp Thompson and a sister, Norma Ellison.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Green Thompson of Rockmart; three daughters, Michelle Thompson Bates and Coy Pope, Lisa McCalpin and Deanna Morgan both of Calhoun; son, Gene Padgett of Rockmart; brother, Jimmy Thompson of Dallas; seventeen grandchildren and 11 grea-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 26at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Freeman Harris Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Thompson officiating. A eulogy was given by his granddaughter,Amanda Stringer. Interment services followed in the family lot of the Yorkville Cemetery.
The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Austin Bates, Chris Cox, Mike Ellison, Tim Morgan, Stevie Wingo and Scott Moody.
The following gentlemen served as honorary pallbearers: Aaron Bates and Bryan Jones.
Those wishing to extend condolences to the family can visit www.freemanharrisfunerals.com to sign the online guestbook.
The Freeman Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.