Jack Thompson

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Jack Thompson, 79, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

He was the son of the late Revia Inman Thompson and Jim Thomp-son. He was preceded in death by 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.

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. He was a member of the Samples Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Thompson of Cleveland; his sons and daughters: Jimmy Leamon and Sandra Parker of Cohutta, Ga., Debbie Leamon, Bonnie Crider, and Terry and Patty Thompson, all of Cleveland, Tony Baylock of Dalton, Ga.; his grandchildren: Michael Leamon of Cohutta, Angela Bates, and her husband, Corey, of Cohutta, and Ashley Thompson and Cody Thompson, both of Cleveland; his great-grandchildren: Kloee Stevenson, Gracelynn Thompson and Ava Bohannan; his sisters: Joann Frazier of Cleveland and Lelia Jane Parker of Dalton; and several nieces and nephews.

The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at 2 p.m. from the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services, Wildwood Avenue Chapel, with the Revs. Mark Cameron and Mike Little officiating.

Interment will follow in the Flint Springs Cemetery with Jimmy Leamon, Terry Thompson, Tony Baylock, Michael Leamon, Corey Bates, Cody Thompson and Rory Wheeler serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Share your condolences and your memories with the Thompson family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.

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