John L. Thompson, Jr.


Obituary form for Paris Post-Intelligencer

McEvoy Funeral Home, Inc.

                                                                       Paris, TN 38242 Phone # (731)642-1441

Name: City & State John L. Thompson, Jr.,  Springville, Tennessee
Age: 93
Place of Death: His residence
Date of Death: Friday, January 18, 2018
Funeral Time/Day: A private family memorial will be held at a later date.
Place of Funeral:
Place of Burial: Family cemetery, 1505 Griggs Chapel Road, Cedar Grove, Tennessee
Date/Place of Birth: February 19, 1925 in McKenzie, Tennessee
Both Parents Names:

include mother’s maiden

(surviving or preceded)

John L. Thompson, Sr., and Effie Mae Moore Thompson, both preceded
Daughters: City/State Phylo Thompson, Springville, Tennessee
Sons: City/State John David (Alane) Thompson, Springville, Tennessee

John Lester Thompson, III, Memphis, Tennessee

Donald Dwayne “Bo” (Gail) Thompson, Troy, Tennessee

Douglas Anthony Thompson, preceded

Sisters: City/State Christine Joyner and Carolyn Clancousio, both preceded
Grandchildren: Four
Great-grandchildren: Six
Personal Information: John L. Thompson was a U.S. Army Veteran during WWII. He served in the Dutch New Guinea Campaign and the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was an M1 Rifle Sharp Shooter, Carbine Sharp Shooter, and was a T5 Medical Technician, in the 24th Division. John served as Company Aid Man in Hollandia and Woodlark Islands. He aided wounded men under fire in forward area, administering first aid and moving on to next man. He also served with the 16th portable hospital as assistant in operating room. John earned the following ribbons and citations: Good Conduct Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon (2 Battle Stars), Philipines Campaign Ribbon (1 Battle Star), and Presidential Unit Citation (1 Oak Leaf Cluster). John also attended Memphis State University and Bethel College. His passions were his family, boating, and fishing.

The family requests that memorials be made to: DAV, Caris HealthCare, or the Humane Society.