William A. “Dub” Thompson, 84, of Chattanooga, died on Monday, May 28, 2012.
He was born January 14, 1928 in Athens, Tn., to the late William L. and Agartha Rowland Thompson.
He was a deacon at Ridgedale Baptist Church and a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class. He was retired from Loveman’s Department Store after 40 years of service. He was the 1956 Kiwanis “Man of the Year” in East Ridge. Mr. Thompson was a former member of the Exchange Club and the Chattanooga Board of Realtors and the Georgia Board of Realtors.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Jean Newman Thompson.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Elizabeth L. Thompson; children, Randy Thompson of Franklin, Tn.; Karen (Hank) McMahon of Chattanooga; and Connie (Jack) Allen of Athens, Tn.; grandchildren, Betsy Allen of Central City, Ky.; Brennan McMahon of Washington, D.C.; and Kane McMahon and Ty McMahon of Chattanooga; and sister, Jackie (Bob) Byrum of Athens.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, in the East Brainerd Chapel with Dr. Bill Owens officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Sunday School Class of Ridgedale Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 1, from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ridgedale Baptist Church Building Fund, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421, or to Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37405.
The family wishes to thank the caring staff at Memorial Hospital’s Critical Care Unit. A special thanks to Nurse Karen who helped us through the final hours with great compassion and respect.
Arrangements are by the East Brainerd Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga.
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