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Thomas “Tommy” Nelson Thompson

January 26, 2024


Thomas “Tommy” Nelson Thompson, 80, of Roaring Gap, NC passed away on January 26th, 2024 peacefully at home in care of his loving family after several months of declining health.

Tommy was born on July 22nd, 1943 to P.N. and Pauline Thompson in Burlington, NC.

Tommy graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1961 and continued his education at Elon College. He served in the Army and Army Reserve. He then pursued his interest in painting at Burlington Industries in the Printing and Packaging Department. He later continued his career and became co-owner of P.N. Thompson Printing in Burlington from where he retired.

After retirement, he moved to High Meadows Golf and Country Club in Roaring Gap, NC where he was an active member of The Men’s Golf Association.

He was preceded in death by both parents and son, Paul. Tommy is survived by his loving wife, Barbara of 48 years; his daughter, Kimberly Hudgins; grandson, Corey Kennon; granddaughter, Chelsea Hudgins; two brothers, Rev. Donald Thompson of Sanford and Dean Thompson of Roswell, GA; one niece; and three nephews.

A memorial service will be held in the Chapel at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home in Burlington at 11:00 a.m. on February 10th. Any person wishing to attend this service will be welcome to join us.


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February 10, 2024

11:00 AM
Rich and Thompson Chapel
306 Glenwood Ave.
Burlington, NC 27215

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