Monday, November 2, 2015

Larry Eugene Thompson

Larry Eugene Thompson, 81, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at his residence in Huntersville, North Carolina. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2015, in the Nowell Massey Funeral Home Chapel in Louisville, Mississippi, with Rev. David Addy officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation on the day of the memorial service at Nowell Massey Funeral Home from 5 p.m. until service time.
Larry was born February 17, 1934, in Milledgeville, Georgia, to Otis “Red” and Opal Sticha Thompson. After he graduated from Louisville High School in 1950, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served as an aircraft electrician. He received a degree in Electronic Engineering from Auburn University upon completing his service time in the Navy.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy Knight Thompson of Huntersville, North Carolina; and by five sons: Dan Thompson and wife, Ingrid; David Thompson and wife, Carol; and Doug Thompson and wife, Robin, all of Louisville, Mississippi; Darryl Thompson and wife, Donna, of Cordova, Tennessee; and David Alan Thompson and wife, Patty, of Huntersville, North Carolina. He also leaves behind to mourn his passing thirteen grandchildren: Lisa (David) Addy; Jason (Maria) Thompson; Katy (Josh) Tillman; Kaci (Kyle) McDill; Justin (Hailey) Thompson; Rhyne (Jessi) Thompson; Amanda (Scott) Gronewold; Jake Thompson; Josh Thompson; Dylan Thompson; Dustin Thompson; Laura Thompson; and Julie Thompson; as well as ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Jimmy Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P. O. Box 1000 Department 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Memorial services are under the direction of Nowell-Massey Funeral Home, 724 North Columbus Avenue, Louisville, MS. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by signing the guest register at