Thompson, John Frank (South Pittsburg)

Friday, February 2, 2018

John Frank Thompson, 94, of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, died Thursday, February 1, 2018 in a local nursing home.

 

A lifelong resident of South Pittsburg, he was the son of the late George W. and Annie Smith Thompson, and a longtime member of Holly Avenue United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Democrat Club and the South Pittsburg Lions Club. John was a former Finance Commissioner and Vice-Mayor for the City of South Pittsburg, and was elected to serve two terms as City Mayor.

 

A 33rd degree Mason, he was a Past Master and 67 year member of Marion Lodge #515 F&AM, having been raised in 1950. He was a member of the Eastern Star, York Rite Bodies, the Red Cross of Constantine, and had been Personal Representative of the SGIC in Tennessee, and Past Venerable Master of the Scottish Rite.

 

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William Thompson and George Thompson, and his wife, Margie Thompson.

 

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Steve Nelms, of South Pittsburg; son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Rhonda Thompson, of Chattanooga; granddaughters, Jamie Harrison, of Chattanooga, and Stephanie Boggs, of South Pittsburg; grandsons, John-Paul Thompson and Erek Thompson, both of Hixson, Noah Thompson of Sacramento, Ca., and Dylan Thompson of San Francisco, California; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at the South Pittsburg Chapel of Rogers Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Central Time on Saturday, Feb. 3, with Reverend Joe Moore officiating.

 

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time. A Masonic service will held at 1:30 p.m.

 

Entombment will be at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper, Tennessee.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Hospice of Chattanooga Foundation, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, Tn. 37416 or by visiting www.hospiceofchattanooga.org.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.rogersfuneralhome.com.


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