Jimmy Arlen Thompson, 87. of Richfield, NC was called peacefully to his heavenly home. He passed on April 30, 2021 at Trinity Place which had been his "home away from home" for the past four years.
Jim was born in Albemarle on September 3, 1933, to the late Jasper Colon Thompson and Grace Lucas Thompson. At an early age he was taught to love God and others. He retired after 15 years of service from Hartsell Funeral Home as a Funeral Assistant.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Carolyn Milller Thompson ( married August 7, 1966 by Rev. Maurice Staley). Son, Jeffrey Lynn Thompson (Sandra); grand-daughter, Casey Jean Thompson and Amber Mullis (Greg); brother, Ronald Colon Thompson (Jane) of New London, NC; nephews Eric C. Thompson (Alicia) and Steve A. Thompson.
His extended family included all the Miller Family, wonderful friends and neighbors. Jim will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Jim fought a valiant, courageous six year battle with Parkinson's Disease. He overcame many obstacles along the way. At Trinity Place he was known as "a Tough Bird". Jim loved his Lord, family, and friends. He wanted to help anyone he could. He had a keen sense of humor, excellent work ethics, and he took pride in a "job well done". Fishing was his hobby and passion!! He loved God's creation and being outdoors!
The family wishes to thank the outpouring of love and emotional support already extended during Jim's illness and care. He benefited from the care provided by Trinity Place and Hospice of Stanly and Uwharrie.
A Lie in State will be on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel officiated by Revs. Ruth Ann and Ray Sipe. Burial will follow at the Luther's Lutheran Church Cemetery, 4955 Richfield Rd, Richfield.
The family requests that COVID standards be followed for health safety.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:The Memorial Fund directed to Backpack Buddies, Mt Zion Lutheran Church P.O. Box 86 Richfield, NC 28137 or Luther's Lutheran Church Cemetery Upkeep Fund, 4955 Richfield Rd, Richfield, NC 28137.
Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Thompson family.
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