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 Jack Clayton Thompson

Jack Clayton Thompson

Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia, USA
Death 3 Mar 2011 (aged 53)
Shellman, Randolph County, Georgia, USA
Burial Shellman, Randolph County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 100094871 · View Source
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Jack Clayton Thompson, 53, of Albany and Shellman, died Thursday, March 3, 2011. Funeral Services were conducted on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 2 P.M. at Shellman First Baptist Church with interment at East View Cemetery in Shellman. The Rev Olin Johnson officiated. Mr. Thompson was born December 13, 1957 in Cuthbert, son of Ann Sherrer Thompson and the late Roy Grady Thompson. Jack was a graduate of Terrell Academy and attended Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton. He was employed with Albany Tractor Company for 31 years. Jack was well known and respected in the farming and pecan industries. He was a director and active member of the Southeastern Pecan Growers Association. Mr. Thompson was a life long member of the First Baptist church of Shellman. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Kay Wilkerson Thompson, two children, Jesse Clayton Thompson and Mary Elizabeth, and Amy Kay Thompson all of Albany, his mother Ann Sherrer Thompson of Shellman; a sister,, Jill T. Massey and Tom of Dawson, two brothers; Joe Thompson and Charlis of Fairmount, Ga. and Tim S. Thompson of Shellman; a sister in law, Kim W. Oliver of Cuthbert, a mother in law, Minnie Wilkerson of Cuthbert, a number of nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Charlie.

Comments by Jill T. Massey (sister)
First of all I want to thank you for coming today, for helping us celebrate the life of my brother. I want to tell you about my brother Jack. He was a man's man and he walked the walk.
Many people we knew thought we were twins. We should have been, we were that close. My earliest memories are of my loving family, especially Jack. Most of the time all I had to do was reach out and grab his hand. If I was scared or not sure of a situation all I had to do was reach out. his hand was always there.
We did many things together. Too many to tell in this few minutes. My sweet mother and father raised us in this church. We sat on the second pew, right back there. Jack was a Christian. He joined this church and was baptised. he made a profession of faith, he continued to grow and to be molded into the man that we all knew and loved.
In the bible it tells us in John 3:16; For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
There was another hand that Jack reached out for. She was cute and shy and he adored her from the start. Jack held kay's hand and never let go. Jack could not have been the man he was without Kay by his side. Together they lived their dream.
Along came Jesse....When he grabbed his daddy's hand for the first time, A wonderful journey began. A boy and father couldn't have loved each other any more. Those strong foundations that were learned here in this church, he and Kay began to pass on to their precious son. Mere words are inadequae to describe the mutual love and adoration they shared.
Amy...She was his heart. he held Amy with BOTH hands. His hands were strong, supportive, loving, and protective. He held onto Amy for as long as she needed him. Then together he and Kay watched her grow and flourish. He was so very proud...She never outgrew her sweet daddy's lap.
When Tim retired from Farm Credit he moved home. After 8 years he was so glad to be home. Jack reached out his hand again and two brothers were to be best friends. Jack mentoring Tim and teaching him about the pecan business. Together Tim and Jack even managed to get Joe and Keith's hands dirty when tree planting began. What a fellowship of brotherhood.
There are so many others Jack reached out to. Tony, mama has already declared ou one of us. Jesse's friends loved Mr. Jack as much as they loved jesse. Amy's friends came and stayed like it was home.
We don't have time today for me to keep going. To all of you here, I know Jack reached out in his own way.
In Ecclesiastes Ch 3V.1 it says; There is a time for everything, And a reason for every activity under heaven, a time to be born and a time to die...
Thursday afternoon Jack stretched out his hand again. This time his Heavenly Father took that strong hand and called him home.
Matthew Ch 11 verse 28-30 says; Come to me, all you who are weary and Burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

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