H. Edward Thompson

Born in Grand Bay, AL on March 13, 1948

Departed on September 1, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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H. Edward Thompson, of Hendersonville, TN, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2016, at the age of 68. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Katherine (Jacobson) Thompson, brother, Freddie Thompson and sister, Joyce Bates.
Survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Virginia (Presley) Thompson, children; Willie M. (Kelly) Shiver, Morna (Teresita) Tirona, Stephen (Julie) Thompson, Erica Thompson and Jordan Thompson, grandchildren; Chyna Shiver, Bayley Shiver, Tyler Tirona, Jackson Hollyfield, Liberty Thompson, great-grandchild, Easton Curlin, brothers; Barry (Pam) Thompson and Kevin (Gayle) Thompson, sisters; Mary Katherine “Cookie” Roche, Janice Walker, Judy (Wayne) Flowers and Opal (Don) Miller. Ed is also survived by many other extended family and friends.
Ed was born March 13, 1948 in Grand Bay, AL, to Herman Medrick Thompson and Katherine Jacobson. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran and worked as a switchman for the I.C.G. Railroad. He was a huge fan of Alabama football, enjoyed playing cards and was an exceptional pool player. He also enjoyed coffee at Waffle House and classic cars. Ed was a strong, caring and compassionate family man. His family described him as intelligent, generous and always made sure they were taken care of. He was a patriotic man who loved his country and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
A Life Celebration for Edward will be held at Beech Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 3216 Long Hollow Pike in Hendersonville, TN, on Tuesday, September 6th at 11:00AM, Rev. Jeff DeWees officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00AM. Interment will be held following the service at Beech Cemetery with Military Honors.

2 Comments to H. Edward Thompson

  1. David Grover
    September 2, 2016 9:55 pm

    Ed welcomed our family with open arms when we moved into Hendersonville two years ago. Pointed us in the right direction when we needed advice and was the consummate gentleman. We will truly will miss his conversation, his smile and hearty laugh. Roll Tide our friend, Roll Tide.

  2. Erica Thompson
    September 7, 2016 9:27 pm

    My dad was the best dad. My dad had a way about him, he never met a stranger and always helped anyone in need. He was a giver and never expected anything in return. When my father got sick and couldn’t go anymore it was his worst fear. You see, my father could not be caged, he loved to go and do more than anything and when he couldn’t do that anymore it devastated him. My father found a loop hole in the contract..He found a way to go again, with no tanks helping him to breathe, no walker or scooter to help him walk, he found a way to run again.

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