Jerry Lynn Thompson departed this life on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette, TN, at the age of 67. Funeral services for were conducted Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. from the Anderson & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Lafayette, with Elder Ricky Brooks and Brother Chris Solomon officiating.
Interment followed in Anderson & Son Memorial Park. The Macon County General Hospital Lab Employees served as Honorary Pallbearers. Lannas Smith, Phillip Beasley, Matt Jenkins, Jeff Thompson, Jon Franklin, Ricky Hoffman, Tim Lowhorn, and Wyatt Verville served as active pallbearers.
Jerry Lynn Thompson was born on Saturday, May 28, 1949 in Wilson County, TN, one of three children born to the late Leon Earl and Jonelle (Oldham) Thompson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lloyd and Mary Thompson and William Jeff and Marjorie Oldham.
He married the former Billie Ruth Gammons on July 11, 1970, who survives. Jerry is a member of Maces Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
He is a graduate of Macon County High School, Middle Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Jerry spent his 46 year career managing the Laboratory Department of Macon County General Hospital. In addition to his career in healthcare, he maintained a many family generations old passion for farming.
In addition to his wife of 46 years, he is survived by: Sons, Terry Thompson, of Atlanta, GA, Chris Thompson, of Lafayette, TN, Brother, Jimmy (Donetta) Thompson, of the Hillsdale Community in Macon County, TN, Sister, Debbie (Barry Joe) Jenkins, of Hartsville, TN, Uncles, Dennis (Lucy) Oldham, Raymond (Joann) Thompson, Clois (Aileen) Thompson, six nephews, two nieces, five cousins, five brother and sister-in-laws, as well as a very close work family at Macon County General Hospital.
Arrangements by the ANDERSON & SON FUNERAL HOME, Lafayette, Directors, 615-666-4011