James Thompson

James Oscar "Jim" Thompson Jr.

Thursday, April 16, 1942 - Monday, November 11, 2019
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Mr. James Oscar “Jim” Thompson, Jr., age 77, of LaGrange, passed away on November 11, 2019 at the WellStar West Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was born on April 16, 1942 in Troup County, Georgia to the late James Oscar Thompson, Sr. and Ola Louise Brooks Thompson. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Ann Morris Thompson.

Survivors include his son, Mark Thompson; granddaughters, Brooke Cox and her husband Casey and Lindsey Ransom and her husband Joshua; brother, Billy Thompson and his wife Geri; great grandchildren, Kasen Ransom and Gracelynn Cox; extended family and a host of friends.

Mr. Thompson was the Superintendent of Cemeteries for the City of LaGrange for over 34 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church on the Square and an active member of the LaGrange Shrine Club.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Church on the Square with Pastor Brad Thompson, Pastor Cade Farris and Dr. Paul Baxter officiating. Family entombment will be held at a later date. Family will receive friends on Friday beginning at noon until service hour in the church Sanctuary.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richard Shiver Sunday School Class at the First Baptist on the Square or to the LaGrange Shrine Club. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Higgins LaGrange Chapel Funeral Home, 706-884-7117.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 15, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, November 15, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    First Baptist Church on the Square
    100 Broad Street
    LaGrange, Georgia 30240
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Memorial Service

    Friday, November 15, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, November 15, 2019 2:00pm
    First Baptist Church on the Square
    100 Broad Street
    LaGrange, Georgia 30240
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Jane Underwood Calhoun

Posted at 10:19pm
Mark, I am so sorry for you and the family in the lost of your Daddy. Jimmy was always there to help anyone in need. He was so much help to me when Travis died in 1963 and I had to buy some cemetery lots. He told me about 6 choice lots that had just been turned in by the man who use to own the cemetery and advised me to buy all 6 of them. I am so thankful I took his advice. Me and your Mother graduated together at Troup High School in 1962 and Jimmy had graduated two years before us. Jimmy always had a smile and hello for everyone. He was so much like his granddaddy who use to come to People's Bank where I worked when Travis was in Vietnam and again after he died and I went back to work there. Your granddaddy came in quite often and brought each of us a flower. I think everyone who knew him, loved him. Jimmy loved your Mother and took care of her through her long illness, they were a perfect match. I know you are going to be lost without him but you have so many memories and know that he is happy to be with your mother again. I will be praying for all of you.
Jane Underwood Calhoun

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