George Thompson came into the world on August 23, 1953 in Florence, Alabama to the late Henry Thompson and Annie Mae Clemmons. George truly enjoyed growing up in Florence with his nine siblings. He attended school there locally and graduated from Bradshaw High School. Later, he joined his brother and sister-in-law in Indianapolis, IN.
George returned to Florence for a visit and while there he met Evonne at the Kingdom Hall. She shared her song book with him and that was the start of a beautiful relationship. They were married on July 3, 1973. He became Evonne’s “Mr. Wonderful, her “Georgie Porgie”. They were blessed with two children, Tanya Sheree’ and Micah O’Brian Thompson. He taught his children to learn things for themselves and would tell them, “If you can read and follow instructions, you can do it!” He set an example at being a hard worker himself and retired from Allison Transmission after working there a number of years. George was a good husband and father. He truly loved his family and they loved him dearly.
George was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on October 21, 1973. He grew to love Jehovah deeply and would express it daily. For many years, he faithfully served in the Arlington Heights Congregation. He was very active in the ministry and loved preaching, teaching and studying the Bible with individuals.
George was a frugal man. It was very rare for him to hire anyone to do anything. He did his own repairs and enjoyed it. He loved to talk, had a sense of humor and loved seeing it in others. George enjoyed life, nature’s beauty, design and detail. He spent a lot of time landscaping, gardening, planting trees, shrubs and flowers. The squirrels, hummingbirds and the fish in his backyard pond became his “friends”. George was good on the grill and loved to eat. He also liked to fish, play pool and take walks. He had a pleasant singing voice and had many fun times singing karaoke along with others. Time with family was very special to him. Therefore, he loved the annual Thompson fish fries and his trips back home to Alabama where he would pick pecans while visiting family. He would often say, “There is nothing like pecans right off the trees!”
George was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Frances Barnett, his brothers, Felix Thompson (Viola) and Robert James Clemmons. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Evonne Thompson, his daughter, Tanya Sheree’ Thompson and son Micah O’Brian Thompson, his fur-grandbaby Pudge “Scooter” Thompson, his sisters, Mary Catherine Thompson (Will), Charity Perkins, Louise Horton (George), Clara Nixon, Janice Fay Clemmons, brother, Mitchell Thompson (Cheryl), other siblings and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. If George were here today, he would say, “Ya’ll take care now – you hear!”