Thompson Sr., Jerry Ray

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Jerry Ray Thompson Sr., 66, of Christiansburg, Va., passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Montgomery Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Monte and Ada Thompson; and brothers, Davis, Alfred and Randolph Thompson.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley W. Thompson, of Christiansburg, Va.; children, Jerry and Tammy Thompson, of Pulaski, Va., and William Matthew Thompson, of Check, Va.; daughter, Lisa and Jeff Tinnel, of Floyd, Va.; grandchildren, Jayla, Kaitlin, Megan, Ryan, Teagon and Paige; greatgrandchildren, Hollie Brooke and Mason Ivy; special companions, Buddy and Max; brothers, Jessie Thompson, of Portland, Maine, James Thompson, of Christiansburg, Va., and Donnie Thompson, of Palm Spring, Fla.; and sisters, Mary Jane and Richard Bragg, of Christiansburg, Va., Beulah Buckner, of Christiansburg, Va.

Mr. Thompson and his family would like to thank Dr. Harry McCoy and staff and all the ICU hospital staff members that helped so much in this difficult time, their services were greatly appreciated.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2010, at Horne Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 2010, at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Lane Board officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Cemetery, Christiansburg, Va.

Flowers are appreciated or you may wish to make memorial contributions to a Cancer Research. The Thompson family is being served by Horne Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to