James “Jimmy” R. Thompson

Augusta, GA – James “Jimmy” R. Thompson, 84, husband of 63 years to Eleanor Neely Thompson, entered into rest Thursday, April 12, 2018, at University Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 3:00 PM from Berlin United Methodist Church with Reverend Deborah Griffith officiating.  He will lie in state at the church from 2:00 until 3:00 PM.

Interment will follow in Berlin United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Thompson, son of the late Chester E. and Edna Collins Thompson, was born in Hephzibah, GA, and retired as a route supervisor for Pet Dairy Company.  He was a member of Berlin United Methodist Church and the Berlin Methodist Mens Club.

He was preceded in death by his daughter and son-in-law, Cheri and Stan Witkowski.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children, Rusty Thompson (Debra), and Dennis Thompson (Pam); his grandchildren, Pamela Messex (Rudy), Joshua Thompson (Liz), Jason Thompson (Amanda), Amber Smith (Brent), Miranda Malcom (Aaron), Dennis Thompson, Jr. (Staci), Nathan Witkowski (Elise), Ingrid Boone (Todd), Johnnie Adams, and Craig Adams (Jolyn); 15 great grandchildren; his brother, Martin Thompson (Patsy), of Hephzibah; and his sisters and brothers-in-law, Marcelene Markwalter (Jack), Marie Sapp (Ray), and Deborah Braswell (Eddie).

Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Berlin United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1518 Hephzibah-McBean Rd, Hephzibah, GA 30815.

The family will receive friends Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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