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C. Newell Thompson, 89, of King George County departed life peacefully Sunday, May 26, 2013, at home.
He was born Sept. 24, 1923, to J. Murphy and Annie Thompson in Floyd, and was the oldest of seven children.
Newell was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific theater as an electrician. After leaving the Army in December 1945, he returned to Floyd.
In 1947, he arrived in King George with his father and brother Earl to begin J.M. Thompson and Sons Lumber Co.
In later years, he built custom homes in the King George Community until his retirement in 1987.
Newell was a member of the board of directors of Northern Neck Electric Cooperative from 1964 to 1998. He was also a founding member and director of King George State Bank.
Newell is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Verda Mae Compton, also of Floyd; son David and his wife Eileen Thompson of Fredericksburg; daughter Lou Ann Thompson of Fredericksburg; three grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Garrett Drayton Thompson of Boone, N.C., Lauren Elise Thompson of Charlottesville and Caroline Marie Thompson of Richmond; brothers Gene Thompson and wife Hazel and Dorsey Thompson and wife Louise, all of Floyd; sister Louise Fentress of Christianburg; sister-in-law Eula Thompson of Calvert County, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Mary Williams; brothers Shirley Thompson and Earl Thompson; and brother-in-law Ernie Fentress.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home in King George.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 30, at Trinity United Methodist Church in King George, followed by interment in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy be made in his honor to Trinity United Methodist Church, Box 155, King George, VA 22485.
Please sign the online guest book at www.nashandslawfh.com.