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Kobe Lee Thompson

May 13, 1998 — December 23, 2023

Collinwood, TN

Kobe Lee Thompson

5/13/1998-12/23/23

Born in Columbia, TN

Son of Jennifer Franks & the late Christopher Dwayne Thompson

He leaves behind his wife, Caitline Stults Thompson & their beautiful son Christopher Suede Thompson of Collinwood; Mother, Jennifer Franks of Clifton, TN, brother Hunter Dwayne Thompson (Brianna Sherrill) & niece Trinity Sherrill of Waynesboro, Paternal Grandparents Maynard & Wanda Thompson, Maternal Grandparent Jennie Franks, & Uncle Michael Thompson.

Preceding him in death was his father, Christopher Dwayne Thompson, Maternal Grandfather Stanley Franks, Paternal Great- Grandparents Maynard Thompson, Sr., Nadine West, Henry & Dean Odle, Maternal Great-Grandparents Kermit & Jewel Franks, Joe & Ivogene Moore.

Kobe was a machinist through the Machinist Local 65 of Alabama, as his brother Hunter.

To know Kobe was to love him. To watch him with his son was a living testimony of true and pure love. Those closest to Kobe know that Suede gave Kobe life with a purpose & direction. His life with Caitline & little Suede was God’s answered prayers. Nothing was more precious to him than his family with Cait & Suede. But Kobe’s love did not stop there. He had an understanding heart for those who were broken & has helped others in so many ways, silent & unknown other than by those people & God. He had a loving heart who saw any & everyone as human, good or bad, that deserved love & acceptance regardless of where they were in life or what situation they may have come from. He literally would give the shirt off his back to someone in need. Kobe was a rare & loyal friend to those placed in his life. You could always count on hugs and an, “I love you” anytime he met you.

Our hearts are broken but we know who has our precious Kobe and all those who welcomed him into Heaven as Jesus walked him home.

I’m lieu of flowers or gifts, if you feel the need, please donate to the memorial account fund set up at any branch of Wayne County Bank for Caitline & Suede.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2023 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm service time at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Collinwood, TN.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Collinwood, TN with Ben Hanback and Keith Holloway officiating. Burial will follow in Butler Grove Cemetery in Iron City, TN with Shackelford Funeral Directors assisting the family.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

10:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors

993 Highway 13 South, Collinwood , TN 38450

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors

993 Highway 13 South, Collinwood , TN 38450

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Burial

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

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