10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home
221 Broad Street
Sumter, South Carolina, United States
Obituary of James E. Thompson
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James “Jimmy” Ervin Thompson, 73, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at McElveen Manor. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late John Whiteford Thompson, Sr. and Sara Newman Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a member of Ashwood Baptist Church and was the founder of Royal Industries Inc. and also Action Blasting Inc. of Sumter. He was a US Army veteran where he boxed and became an avid cook. Surviving are three sons, Lewis Thompson (Tammy) and Greg Thompson (Danielle) all of Sumter and T. Sloan Thompson (Christina) of Bluffton; one daughter, Tonya Thompson Phillips (Hank) of Spruce Pine, NC; one brother, John Whiteford Thompson, Jr. (Linda) of Sumter; two sisters, Jennie Medlock of Clinton (Gene) and Mary Dozier Turner (Linwood) of Mayesville; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a special friend Vicky Carrigan of Sumter. Funeral Services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday in the Chapel of the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with Chaplain Lawrence Carrigan officiating. Pallbearers will be Ryan Hulme, Hal Turner, Harold Turner, Daniel Thompson, John Mark Mobley and Lance Lasseigne. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 A.M. Saturday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home. Private burial will be held in the Concord Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to United Ministries of Sumter, PO Box 1017, Sumter, SC 29151. On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.