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Vernon "Tommy" Sylvester Thompson, Jr.

December 14, 1957 ~ September 17, 2022 (age 64)

Obituary

Vernon “Tommy” Sylvester Thompson, 64, a resident of Browns Summit, NC passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro after a brief illness. He was born on December 14, 1957 in Richmond, Virginia to the late Annie Laurie Blanks and Vernon Sylvester Thompson, Sr. Tommy worked many years as a construction superintendent for Northwood Raven out of Charlotte. Loved by everyone, he was known as a “social butterfly” to his family and friends. In his spare time, he enjoyed helping his family with their Christmas tree farm, growing a wide variety of vegetables at home, and enjoyed going fishing. Whether it was relationships with family and friends, gardening, or construction work, he gave 100% to everything he did.

Tommy is preceded in death by his parents, Vernon Sylvester Thompson, Sr. and Annie Laurie Blanks King; stepfather, Horace Rutledge King; brother, James “Jim” Hundley; and grandson, Cody Layne.  

Surviving is his wife of 27 years, Rebecca Highfill Thompson of the home; two daughters, Tammy Wages of Phenix City, AL and Beth Harrison of Columbus, GA; two sisters, Anne Trice Thompson Akers (Rodney) of Franklinton, NC, and Mary Thompson Garner of Lynchburg, VA; one brother, Marshall Alan “Matt” Thompson (Susan) of Lynchburg, VA; two granddaughters, Amber Edwards (William Baker) and Tiffany Layne (Guy May); four great-grandchildren, Nicholas McDonald, Jesse Baker, Lace Baker, and William “Creek” Baker; 4 nephews, Vincent Wade Garner, Thomas Trask, Morgan Thompson, and Joshua George Akers (Beverly Akers); 2 nieces, Rachael Anne Akers Sylvester (Tony Sylvester) and Angel Thompson; 1 great-nephew, Gavin Samuel Akers; and 3 great-nieces, Rylee Anne Akers, Gabrielle “Elle” Day Sylvester, and Graylen Anne Sylvester.

 A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM at the JC Green & Sons Chapel in Thomasville. The family will greet friends prior to the service from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Floral Garden Park Cemetery in High Point. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in honor of Tommy to a cancer organization of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.jcgreenandsons.com.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
September 21, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
JC Green and Sons Chapel (Thomasville)
122 W. Main Street
Thomasville, NC 27360

Funeral Service
Wednesday
September 21, 2022

2:00 PM
JC Green and Sons Chapel (Thomasville)
122 W. Main Street
Thomasville, NC 27360

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