Published 5:02 pm Friday, December 18, 2015
Mr. Larry Thompson, resident of Greenville, Ala., passed away on Dec. 13, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Carter Rice and West Funeral Home. Interment will be held Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at 2:45 pm at the Alabama National Cemetery, Montevallo, Ala.
Mr. Larry Thompson was born on Jan. 24, 1956 in Greenville, Ala., to the late Mr. James Taylor and Mrs. Allean Thompson.
Larry married Kim Maxwell and they became a family with three children. After many years as a family, Kim and Larry moved on in different directions but remained friends. Larry journey was joined in companionship with the late Ms. Pearlene Thicklin and after her passing, he resided with his children.
Larry attended the Butler County School System and graduated from Greenville High School.
He became a member of the Alabama National Guard where he served for more than 20 years and during his service, he fought in Desert Storm in Iraq from 2003-2004.
Larry was a member of the New Bethel Christian Church in Greenville.
Larry worked for years with the Shell Service Station Business and with F&S Tires in Greenville. Larry was well known for his big personality, his charm, and most of all his working skills that was always accompanied with a smile while going above and beyond the call of duty.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Chester Thompson Jr, Kenneth Thompson, Curtis Thompson and Alonzo Sole.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory a wife, Kim Maxwell Thompson; four children, Taveta (Cedric) Morris, Greenville, Ala., Christa (David) Johnson, Clewiston, Fla., Hakeem Thompson and Deidra Bailey, also of Greenville, Ala.; five brothers, Edward (Pamela) Berry, Saint Louis, Mo., Leroy Thompson, Minneapolis, Minn., Aaron “Bobby” Thompson, Greenville, Charles Thompson, Jackson, Ala., and Robert Thompson. Larry’s family tree grew with 11 grandchildren, a large host of in-laws, nieces and nephews, along with an enormous circle of family and friends.