Born in Davidson County, he was the son of the late Joseph Wesley and Edna Cline Thompson. Mr. Thompson retired from Middle Tennessee Electric in 1987 after 42 years of employment.
The family will receive friend between the hours of 2-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday after 11 a.m. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Terry Cathey. Interment will follow at Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Survivors include: by niece Rose Ligon Coles; nephew Joseph Wilson (Cynthia) Ligon; as well as a host of other relations.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy Kolbe Thompson on May 18, 2012; siste, Edna Thompson (Robert B.) Ligon; brothers-in-law Charles and William Kolbe; sister-in-law Emma (Ed) Allison; nephew Bryan Allison; and great niece Tracy Chaffin.
Active pallbearers: Tony Shelton, Bob Burns, Wes, Michael, John and Robert Kolbe.Honorary: Kevin Kolbe, Don Hayes, Don Hobbs, Guy Dockery, Ronnie Wright, Billy Joe Sanford, John Alsup, Eddie Reed, Eddie Vaught, Kenneth Underwood, Sue Shelton, Brenda Kolbe, Pat Callis and Dimples Hayes.
Lebanon's Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.