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James Thompson


1952 - 2016 Obituary Condolences Gallery
James Thompson Obituary
James Paul "Pete" Thompson was born on June 7, 1952 in Brinkley, AR. The youngest of five children born to the late Washington and Florence Thompson. Graduate of Emerson High School Class of 1970, where he excelled in sports receiving letters in track, wrestling and football. James was a faithful member of Allen Chapel C.M.E. Church serving as Recording Steward until his illness. He was a retired employee of Inland Steel with 32 years of service, Guy & Allen Funeral Directors and Thea Bowman Charter School. Preceded in death by brothers Alan and Morris Thompson and sister Georgia Randolph. He leaves to cherish his memory loving wife Sheila Thompson; two sons Jovan and Jordash; daughter Carla (Ramone) Irving; four grandsons and three granddaughters; brother Ransom Thompson; special sister-in-law Elvira Thompson in addition to five others; one aunt Connie Smith, two uncles, Nathaniel and Maurice Trice; special brother-in-law Earl Drew Jr. along with four others; God-Son Chase King-Ballard special nieces, Jean, Joann and Felecia; special nephews Alan and Ransom Jr.; three special life long friends James "J.D." Davis, James Wilson and Kenneth Knight and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Visitation Monday February 29, 2016 from 12-8:00 p.m. with Musical Tribute from 6-8:00 p.m. at Allen Chapel C.M.E. Church 836 E. 21st Ave. Funeral service Tuesday March 1, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Israel C.M.E. Church 2301 Washington Street. Interment Fern Oaks Cemetery.
Published in the Post Tribune from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2016
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