James Thompson, 71

James Hugh “Tody” Thompson, 71, of Tupelo, died Friday, March 22, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center.

He was born on Nov. 26, 1941, in Union County, to Gara Herring Thompson and Erskin Thompson and was the second of five sons. He lived most of his adult life in Lee County. He was a Baptist. He served in the military under the Army National Guard Reserve. He loved listening to Gospel music, especially the Chuck Wagon Gang, and watching John Hagee Ministries on TV. He enjoyed the outdoors, working in his garden, growing vegetables and sitting on the back patio watching and feeding birds and squirrels. He was a retired truck driver with Ashley Furniture in Ecru.
Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24, at the Lee Memorial Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Terry Cutrer officiating. Entombment was in the Lee Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Survivors include his daughter, Theresa “TeeCee” McCullough of Ingomar; three sons, Mike Thompson (Sandy) of New Albany, Geryl Thompson (Rhonda) of Ingomar and John E. Thompson (Jennifer) of Murphreesboro, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elgin Thompson (Carolyn) of Hickory Flat and Joe Thompson of New Albany; his wife, Louise Mask Thompson of Tupelo; one special granddaughter, Amy Mask of the home whom they raised as their daughter; a special sister-in-law, Geneva Kabban of Sherman; two stepsons, Gary Mask (Sherry) of Alpine and Wayne Mask (Sherry) of Brewer; and numerous other step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Brenda Thompson Crumpton; and two brothers, Wayne Thompson and Larry Thompson.
The family requests that memorials be made to North Mississippi Medical Center Inpatient Hospice, 422A E. President St., Tupelo MS 38801.
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