Age: 67 Address: Linville Falls, NC Date of Death: Monday, August 12, 2013 Arrangements: Webb Funeral Home
Details: Dr. James Sheppard Thompson, DDS of Linville Falls died unexpectedly early on the morning of Monday, August 12, 2013 at his home.
He was born on November 19, 1945 to the late Sam and Sibyl Ayers Thompson and was a 1964 graduate of Crossnore High School. Thompson served four years in the U.S. Air Force before attending Lynchburg College and the Medical College of Virginia Dental School. He and his wife, Doris Franklin Thompson returned to Avery County where Dr. Thompson established a dental practice in 1977.
‘Doc’ , as he is affectionately known, is survived by his wife of forty-seven years Doris ‘Dodie’ F. Thompson; his sons Jamey Thompson and Beth of Ingalls with children Abby and Anna; John Thompson and fiancé Elizabeth Trivett of Linville Falls; Neil Thompson and Candi with daughter Allie of Altamont; and “adopted son” Franck Vanderbauwede of France. His brothers; Marmon Thompson; Matthew Thompson and wife, Charlene; Johnny Thompson and wife, Vickie; and Wallace Thompson and wife, Rosalyn; nieces and nephews; Quince, Wright, Todd, Jennifer, Johnathon, and James.
Aside from his successful professional career, Dr. Thompson spent many years involved in numerous civic and church activities and philanthropic endeavors. From his early days working with Avery County Little League to recent years coordinating the Linville Falls Scholarship Fund, N.C. Community Foundation, Linville Falls Community Church Building Fund, and Jonas Ridge Fire Department, his positive effects on the area are widespread and long lasting.
The memorial service honoring the life of Dr. Jim Thompson will be conducted on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Linville Falls Community Church with Rev’s. Denny Hartman and John Duvall officiating. Interment will follow in the Pisgah Cemetery military graveside rites. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to; Linville Falls Community Church Building Fund.
Words of comfort may be e-mailed by going to our website; www.webbfh.com., selecting Dr. Thompson’s name and then clicking on his name and then signing his guestbook. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine, NC is assisting the Thompson family.