James Thompson

SHELBY - James Stanley Thompson, 81, of 116 Lindsey Lee Lane, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center. A native of Chesapeake, W.Va., he was the son of the late Corley and Orpha Lipscomb Thompson.
He served in the Army during the Korean War Conflict. James was a member of South Flint Church of the Nazarene in Michigan, and Shelby Church of the Nazarene, where he served as head usher, and on various boards of the church. He retired from GM as a tool and cutter grinder; later, he worked for Walmart in the automotive department.
James enjoyed collecting coins, fishing, camping and golf. He loved his family dearly.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Freda Mae Thompson; brothers, Ellsworth, Archie and Bob Thompson; and sister, Lorine Thompson.
He is survived by four daughters, Diane Noblitt and husband Doug of Salem, Ohio, Denise Hoyle, Jill Pruett and husband Kenneth and Jaime Bowman and husband Darren, all of Shelby; three sisters, Betty Brown of S. Charleston, W.Va., Faye Meadows of Velle, W.Va., and Bonnie Sigmon and husband Robert of Cincinnati, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Amy Blakeman and husband Travis, Lindsey Noblitt, Kenney Hoyle, Jr., and wife Blair, Jennifer Matzuga and husband Christopher, Corey Bowman and wife Tanzza, Brigette Boyd and husband Andrew, Jasa Champion and husband Josh, Nicholas Napier and wife Christin, Jenna Bright and husband Christopher, Joshua Bowman and wife Jerica, and Bailey Bowman; 17 great-grandchildren, Carter, Natalie, Kaylie, Brooks, Isaac, Conner, Avery, Gabriel, Kaydence, Liam, Cailen, Graham, Knox, Haiden, Tristen, Maeson and Myleigh.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby, and other times at his home.
Funeral service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shelby First Church of the Nazarene.
Officiated by: The Revs. Eddie Clayton and Tony Rayfield
Burial: Will immediately follow at Cleveland Memorial Park with military honors
Funeral Home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family.
Memorials: Shelby First Church of the Nazarene, 1205 Charles Rd., Shelby, NC 28152 or Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway #1509, New York, NY 10018
Online Condolences: www.claybarnette.com

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Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
1401 West Dixon Boulevard Shelby, NC 28152
(704) 482-2424

Published in Shelby Star on Mar. 25, 2014