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Major (Ret) George Thompson

August 11, 1959 — November 14, 2023

Major (Ret) George David Thompson, passed away unexpectedly on November 14, 2023, due to complications from a surgical procedure. Veterans Day was his favorite Holiday. May he rest in peace.

Celebration of Life will be held 12 Noon Monday, December 4, 2023 at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with Mr. Michael Lorden officiating. He will be laid to rest at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West with full Military Honors. The Thompson Family will receive friends Monday from 11 a.m. until the hour of the service at the funeral home.

Born at Bethesda Community Hospital in Hornell, NY on August 11, 1959. He grew up in the small town of Almond, NY. He was an independent and resourceful young man who ran a trap line, hunted, and fished. He worked on the family farm raising beef and loved and respected all creatures great and small.

He was an accomplished wrestler and lost only a few matches but was never pinned. He attended Alfred-Almond Central school until 1975 when he transferred for his last two high school years to attend and then graduate from Valley Forge Military Academy. While there, he was the soccer goalie, wrestled and played the baritone for military parades.

From 1977-1981 George attended Alfred University where he earned a BA in Criminal Justice. loved history and was in the ROTC program. Upon graduation, he took his commission as a Lieutenant in the US Army. He was always eager to serve his country going to the Gulf War, then served 3 tours at the Northern border of South Korea where he was constantly on guard. While there he learned respect for the Korean people and cuisine, he cooked many of the dishes himself.

George was forced to retire due to his physical disability, after being brigade commander of the 101st Airborne 9th Infantry division at Ft Campbell, KY.

George loved Football and hosted many tailgate parties for Titans home games and had large parties at his home for the away games. Everything he cooked was delicious - especially spaghetti, chili and wings on game days.

During his retirement he amassed a large collection of books and movies which he read and watched repeatedly. He could quote lines from John Wayne movies, Mel Brooks movies and musicals (especially "1776") and sang along knowing every word.

In September 2018 his high school sweetheart reconnected with him, and they were married a year. He embraced his 3 stepdaughters and got to meet their 4 children, three of whom were born this year. George was a strong man with a very kind heart and is missed by all whose lives he touched. He was loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Cora Thompson, and brothers, Dale Thompson, and John Thompson.

Survivors include his loving wife, Michelle Orians Thompson; son George “Alex” Thompson IV; daughters, Sarah (Robert) Stanton, and Mandy Thompson; stepdaughters, Bridgette (Josh) Glass, Rachael (Jimmy) Grebe, Kelly Kirk (Ben Quasney); grandchildren, Edward and Molly Thompson, Stella and Thea Stanton,Juniper Glass, Rowan Quasney and Maren and Noelle Grebe; sisters, Debbie Thompson, Amy (Dan) Mack and Lisa (Robert) Prisco.

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Monday, December 4, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home

1209 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040

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Monday, December 4, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home

1209 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040

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