Thomas Larry Thompson Sr., 78, of Natural Bridge Station died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at his home.

 

Thomas Thompson

Thomas Larry Thompson Sr., 78, of Natural Bridge Station died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at his home.

He was born Nov. 1, 1944 in NaturalBridge, a son of Homer and Thelma Perkins Thompson.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Thompson; sisters Carol Thompson Faulkner and Mary Jane Thompson; and first wife Reedy Clark Thompson.

Tommy graduated NaturalBridgeHigh School class of 1963 and Virginia Military Institute class of 1967.He also served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam as a 1st Lieutenant in the armor division and as an adviser to the South Vietnamese.  Tommy retired from the U.S. Forest Service and was an owner/operator of a trucking business, avid beef cattle farmer, member of Natural Bridge Ruritan Club and lifelong member of High Bridge Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are his wife, Loretta Ferguson Thompson; children Krissy Thompson and Tom Thompson (Allison); step-children Leigh Ann McCoy (John) and Katie Vreeland (Cass); grandchildren Cody, Kayla, Colin and Kevin Thompson; step-grandchildren Andrew McCoy, Blair and Abbey Vreeland; brothers Jimmy Thompson (Sheila) and Bobby Thompson (Susan); and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, at High Bridge Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Amy Fetterman.  The family will receive friends after the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the High Bridge Presbyterian Church or Rockbridge Area Hospice.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

 

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