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Roy Thompson

September 8, 1943 — December 14, 2023

Huntsville

Roy Thompson of Huntsville, AL passed away on December 14, 2023 at the age of 80. He was a graduate of Mississippi State University and worked as an electronics engineer for the US Department of Defense Intelligence Agency until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church.

Roy was an avid reader interested in a broad range of subjects including military history, aviation, religion, and space. He was always eager to hear the stories of his friends and full of follow up questions.

Roy is survived by his wife of 50 years Peggy Randolph Thompson, stepson Stephen Lynn Byrd and grandsons Greg and Michael Byrd of Alabaster, AL, stepdaughter Leanne Byrd Reimer and son-in-law Ed Reimer of Douglasville, GA, brother Charles Allen Thompson of Melbourne, FL, niece Cheryl Lynn Thompson of Savannah, TN, nephew Geoffrey Scott Thompson of Melbourne Beach, FL, nephew Ronald Dale Young of Savannah, TN, and nephew Michael Doil Young and his wife Bonnie Crunk Young of Savannah, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents William Joseph and Cleo Beecham Thompson of Maben, MS, an infant brother Felix Thompson, sister Aileen Thompson Young and brother-in-law Shed Doil Young of Savannah, TN, sister-in-law Charlotte Anne Courson Thompson of Melbourne, FL, and nephew Robert Lane Thompson of Merritt Island, FL.

Roy will be remembered in a graveside service at Memory Gardens of Hardin County in Savannah TN at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20. Visitation will be at Shackleford Funeral Directors in Savannah, TN from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Roy's memory to Morningside Baptist Church in Huntsville, AL.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

1:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Shackelford Funeral Directors - Savannah

450 Church Street, Savannah, TN 38372

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

Hardin Co Memory Gardens

17361 TN-69, Savannah, TN 38372

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Interment

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Hardin Co Memory Gardens

17361 TN-69, Savannah, TN 38372

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