Eugene Monroe Thompson, 86, passed on to glory on Sunday, June 29, 2014.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was born on April 5, 1928, in Bradley County.
He retired from the Dupont Company in Chattanooga after 33 years of service and had been engaged in raising cattle since 1958. He was a member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and Sunday School teacher of the Adult Men’s Class for 52 years. He leaves a legacy of love and faithfulness to the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucille Bagby Thompson and Franklin Monroe Thompson; sisters, Bobbie Adkerson and Jessie Nichol; and brother, William B. Thompson.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lucye Tarkington Thompson of Cleveland; one daughter, Lucy Elaine Steinle and son-in-law, Alan Dean Steinle, of Cohutta, Ga.; one son, Eugene Wesley Thompson and daughter-in-law, Ruby Weaver Thompson of Gainesboro; five grandchildren: Jenna Steinle Fitzgerald, Kalen Dean Steinle (wife Lana), Amy Thompson (Josh) Mendenhall, Travis Wesley Thompson, and Hollan Victoria Thompson; one brother, Warren Thompson (wife Melanie) of Austin, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, with Pastor Steve Huff officiating.
Interment will follow in the Mount Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, with the adult members of his Sunday School class serving as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and also from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church prior to the service.
Memorials may be given to Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 7619 Blue Springs Road, Cleveland, TN 37311, to further God’s kingdom.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Thompson family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.