Jack William Thompson

Published 10:41 am Friday, October 30, 2020

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Mr. Jack William Thompson of Cairo, Georgia, age 91, died Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Grady General Hospital, Cairo. A graveside service with military honors will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo. The Rev. Andrew Donaldson will officiate. In accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing and to wear protective masks.

Jack William Thompson was born September 15, 1929, in Miami, Florida. His parents, Joseph Price Thompson and Sarah Wanda Manry Thompson, have preceded him in death. Jack graduated from North Georgia Military Academy and proudly served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Jack married Joan Hudson. After Joan’s death he married Patricia Ann Walsingham. He and Patricia were together 49 years before her death in 2016. Mr. Thompson retired from the U. S. Postal Service after being employed there for 25 years. He enjoyed gardening and was a beekeeper. Jack Thompson will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Jack Thompson is survived by his children, Melissa Ann Holliman and husband, Carl of Double Oak, Texas, Kathy Louise Pollock of Ochlocknee, Georgia, Jefferson Willard Thompson of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Hugh William Thompson of Arcadia, Florida; his sister Merilyn Achitson of Boston, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Jackie Thompson of South Carolina, Karl Christian Holliman, Jr. and wife, Tonia of The Colony, Texas, and Victoria Holliman Drake and husband, Jerry of Washington, D.C.; great grandchildren, Matthew Brandon Brady (Taylor) and Brendan Arwine; great-great-grandchildren, Rosie, Chris, and Jade; brothers-in-law, Skeet Walsingham (Clara) of Leander, Texas and Gary Walsingham of Tallahassee, Florida;  and a number of nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Joan Hudson Thompson and Patricia Walsingham Thompson; brother, Talmadge Beasley; and grandson, John William Hampton Pollock.

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On-line condolences may be sent at www.CoxFuneral.net. Cox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.