Mr. Elliott Eugene "Gene" Thompson Sr., 77, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at his residence.
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Mr. Thompson was born in Savannah but lived in Effingham County for a number of years. He retired from the civil service as a mechanic, he was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Savannah Holiness Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, James and Mamie Thompson, six brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Christine Thompson; his children, Eugene Thompson Jr., JoAnn and Joe Allen, Jimmy and Cheryl Thompson, Deborah and Pete Lewis, Randy and Rhonda Thompson, Glen and Yvette Thompson Sr., Eric Thompson and Jason Thompson; sister, Deloris Judd; 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews
Visitation was held at Riggs Funeral Home on Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 14 at Savannah Holiness Church of God. Interment followed at Marlow Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Glen Thompson Jr., Jason Thompson, Robert Shuman, Joel Thompson, Eric Thompson, Ashley Thompson, Mikey Thompson and Trevor Mason.
Condolences may be made at Riggsfh.com.
Riggs Funeral Home
1979 Highway 119
Guyton, GA 31312
Published in Effingham Herald from Aug. 16 to Sept. 15, 2014