2018-09-12 / Obituaries


Larry Thompson, 70, passed away August 28 at Calhoun Nursing Home in Edison, Georgia. Formerly of Colquitt, Georgia, Larry was born in Heflin,Alabama, to Rev. and Mrs. Clyde and Nellie Fields Thompson, both of whom predeceased him.

Larry was married to the former Sharon Beasley of Cairo, who preceded him in death in 2016. They shared a wonderful life together in their Colquitt home on the banks of Spring Creek.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 15, at Colquitt Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m., with the memorial service beginning at 2:00 p.m.. Officiating the service will be Rev. Billy Thompson and Rev. Mike Nichols.

Larry was a finish carpenter who was known to his friends as a true artist in woodworking. His favorite thing to do was spend time fishing with Sharon and other friends and family members. He also loved inviting those friends and family members over for a fish fry, with Larry cooking the best cat fish ever tasted!

In his earlier years, Larry sang in a Southern Gospel quartet out of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Cairo, Georgia, which was pastored by his father. He also sang with his parents and siblings as the Thompson Family group.

In addition to his wife and parents, Larry was preceded in death by his son, Donovan Wayne Thompson, Thomasville, Georgia.

Larry is survived by his sisters, Jane Rowland-Fox of Florida and Sarah Webster and her husband, Warren, of Delaware. He is also survived by one brother, Billy Thompson and his wife, Dorothy, of Georgia. Also surviving Larry are his grandson, Donovan Wayne (DJ) Thompson, Jr., and his wife and son, Michaela and Brayden, of Alabama; a step granddaughter, Crystal Fuller and her spouse Ned of Alabama; and three step great grandsons Brandon Hines, Blain Hines, and Lane Fuller, all of Alabama. In addition, Larry is survived by his Uncle Melvin and Aunt Faye Fields, as well as Aunt Margaret Fields, all of Alabama. Many other family members live in Georgia and Alabama.

Larry had asked that his body be cremated as Sharon’s had been, and their ashes be mixed.

Colquitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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