Alvin J. Thompson
Published 12:52 pm Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Mr. Alvin Jay Thompson, age 83, a former resident of 6555 U.S. 17 Hwy. N. Washington and a former resident of Tolers Ave. Blounts Creek died Saturday, March 3, 2007 at Britthaven Nursing Home of Washington.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at Old Ford Church Of Christ officiated by Tim Thompson, Gene Thompson and Eddie Bowen. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens. Jay Robert Wilkins, Anthony Lee Thompson, C. Frank Parker, Timothy Kyle Thompson, Logan Robert Thompson and Eric Michael Thompson will serve as pallbearers.
Mr. Thompson was born in Forsythe County on May 27, 1923 son of the late Jay Robert Thompson and the late Annie Bell Byrd Thompson. He graduated from Hanes High School in Winston Salem and continued his education at Lincoln Bible Institute. He married the former Faith Irena Miller on August 2, 1941 who survives. Mr. Thompson served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Church of Christ minister and had ministered congregations in Illinois, Virginia, Georgia and Florida. Locally Mr. Thompson ministered at Old Ford Church of Christ and Elizabeth Chapel Church of Christ. He was a member of the American Legion and Old Ford Church of Christ.
Surviving along with his wife Faith of Washington is a daughter: Olivia T. Wilkins of Washington; two sons: Alvin Eugene Thompson of Muskogee, Oklahoma and Timothy Jay Thompson of Raleigh; a sister: Helen Teresi of California; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by two sisters: Virginia (Dootsie) Latham and Marie Spoor and two brothers: Harold Thompson and Mr. Alvin’s twin brother Alfred Robert Thompson.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at Paul Funeral Home of Washington and at other times at the home of Mr. Alvin’s daughter Olivia Wilkins located at 6555 U.S. 17 Hwy. N. Washington.
Flowers are welcome and appreciated or the family kindly asks any memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer Association, Eastern NC Chapter, 400 Oberline Road, Suite 208, Raleigh, NC 27605.
You may view Mr. Thompson’s video tribute or direct condolences to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.
Paul Funeral Home of Washington is serving the Thompson family.