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Larry O’Neal Thompson

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Larry O’Neal Thompson, 75, of Collinwood Tennessee went home to be with his Lord and Savior on the afternoon, April 1st, 2022. Larry was born on February 21st, 1947 to the late Lenard and Ruby Thompson. He was united in marriage to the love of his life of 55 years, Janice Dodd on July 2nd of 1966. He spent a lifetime of work at Murray Ohio and after retirement he always kept busy. He operated a sawmill and worked at Thompson Farms chicken barn. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed talking to everyone he met, especially talking to people on the phone. He had a love for gardening, riding his horse, country music, John Wayne movies, and working on anything outdoors. Larry was a faithful man who deeply loved the Lord, his family, and Butler Grove Freewill Baptist where he was a devoted member. Larry always put Christ first in his life and this devotion to Christ is also shared by his wife and children. He will be forever missed but Larry knew Christ as his Savior and has a home in Heaven with Him. One day, if we know Him, we too will join him.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Thompson; his two children, Steven Thompson and Tammy Bailey; his brothers, Joe Thompson, Dennis Thompson, Donald Thompson; four grandchildren, Maggie, Mallie, Austin, Chelsea; five great-grandchildren, Caysen, Klye, Kagen, Parker, and Preston. He is preceded in death by his two brothers Dwayne, Dwight; and sisters Regina and Reba Thompson.

Services were held on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 3:30 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors, Collinwood, with Brant Sanders and Chad Clanton officiating. Burial followed in the Memorial Gardens at Collinwood, Tennessee with Shackelford Funeral Directors assisting. Those honored to serve as pallbearers included Austin Bailey, Klye Prince, Kyle Prince, Justin Horton, Phillip Thompson, Jamie Thompson, Jamie Dodd.

John 11:25-26 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

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