Jerry Frank Thompson, age 82, passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully in his home on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Mr. Thompson was born May 30,1939 in Alex City, AL. He was a former mayor of Eclectic, AL, Charter Boat Captain for more than 20 years in Destin, FL and Past Master Pinick #161 Grand Lodge of Alabama.
Left to cherish his memory are his three children, Frankie of Knoxville, TN, Edward (Twinkx) of Youngstown, FL and Sherry of Schertz, TX; and brother Melvin of Tallassee, AL.
Grandpa Jerry aka “Big Daddy” is also survived by his nine grandchildren, Melissa (Frank), Dan (Christine), Amanda (Xavier), Amy, Christopher (Kathy), Jason, April (Alex), Tara (John) and Sarah (Chris); twenty-one great grandchildren, Darrell, Ashlynn, Jeremiah, Faith, Brandon, Katy, Bella, Taylor, Jacob, Clayton, Joshua, Johanna, Ava, Caleb, London, Cameron, Myles, Jagger, Caden, Kylee and Christian. Most recently he earned the title of great-great grandfather to Amoura and has another on the way. In addition to his immediate family, Jerry is also survived by numerous extended family members and lifelong friends.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Fran Thompson (Kent, AL), his mother and father, Doris and Jessie Frizzell of Tallassee, AL; sister, Shirley Jean; and brothers Billy Wayne Thompson (Prattville, AL) & Douglas Thompson (Eclectic, AL).
Visitation will begin at 1 pm, Friday, September 24, 2021, with funeral service to follow at 2 pm at Linville Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Michael B. Smith officiating. Serving as active pallbearers will be Dan Griffin, Chris Thompson, Frank Grisham, Jacob Madrigal, Clayton Griffin and Joshua Ayala. Honorary Pallbearers will be Alex Ayala and Brandon Griffin. Burial will follow in Oak Valley Station United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Online condolences at www.linvillememorial.com.
Linville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory