Franklin D. Thompson, 82, of Logansport, IN and formerly of LaFollette, TN, passed away Sunday October 13, 2019 in Millers Merry Manor of Logansport.
Born December 12, 1936 in Jacksboro, TN to the late Henry and Bertha (Wells) Thompson. On September 11, 1959 he married Eloise Edwards who survives.
Dee was a former typesetter for the Chattanooga Times Newspaper and had also worked for the LaFollette Press. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Dee enjoyed fishing and the outdoors of TN. He was an active member of the Elm Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors including his wife Eloise are one sister, Linda (Tom) Albright, LaFollette, TN; one brother, Paul (Betty) Thompson, Harrison, TN; several nieces and nephews.
One son, Mark DeWayne Thompson, two brothers, James Thomas “JT” Thompson, Robert “Bobby” Thompson, four sisters, Ailene Bushby, Christene Robbins, Henrietta Beaty and Nanny Jo Thompson, preceded in death.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 am Thursday October 17, 2019 in the Walters Funeral Home 509 E. Central Ave. LaFollette, TN with Pastor Danny Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Jacksboro City Cemetery, Jacksboro, TN, with full military rites.
A visitation will be held from 10:30 am until time of services on Thursday at the funeral home.
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