He was a son of the late Charles Edward and Lida Mulliken Thompson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Gray Thompson; and a brother, Richard Thompson.
Survivors include his wife, Dora Armstrong Thompson of Athens; and three sons; Gene Thompson of Cleveland, Jeff Thompson of Athens and Bryan Thompson of Chattanooga.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, in the chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens. Interment will follow in Pond Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.