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Marion “Tommy” Edward Thompson, Jr., 65, of Savannah, Georgia, departed this life Wednesday afternoon, July 15, 2020, at 31° 36.207’ N, 80° 47.750’ W.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was the son of Mildred “Kitty” Gray Thompson and the late Marion “Tommy” “Chick” Edward Thompson. Tommy is survived by his daughter, Emily “Boo” and her husband, Jason, of Memphis, Tennessee; his mother, Mildred “Kitty” Gray Thompson of Savannah; one sister, Kathryn DeLettre and her husband Dewey; two brothers, Gary Stephen Thompson, and Timothy “Timmy” G. Thompson and his wife Patricia, all of Savannah; nieces, nephews, and a great-nephew.

Those having the fortune of knowing Tommy appreciated the unassuming manner in which he interacted with all walks of life. Tommy instinctively overlooked material effects, preferring to engage in the plainspoken truth. In addition to being a devoted father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, he was, at his core, a selfless and compassionate man who would “give a stranger the shirt off his back in the middle of a hurricane.” He enjoyed taking road trips to Tennessee to see his daughter, refurbishing boats, riding his motorcycle, and helping others. His lifelong avocation was scuba diving and fishing off the coast of Savannah.

A memorial service will be held at a later date when safe for family and friends to congregate to celebrate Tommy’s life.

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  1. Brenda Clanton Salter says:

    Dear Kitty, Gary, Timmy, Kathryn & Emily,

    My heart is broken for you. We will all miss Tommy and his beautiful smile and his gentle ways. You know I love you all and will keep you in my prayers. The picture you chose for Tommy is perfect….that was him….free and happy.

    Brenda Clanton Salter

  2. Judy & Eric Edmunds says:

    So very sad to have learned of Tommy’s passing. Sending our most heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all.

  3. Ruth Peters says:

    I have known Tommy since Emily and my son Jason were married. It was such fun to visit with him when he came to Memphis to visit. We always joked about his wearing shorts and flip flops on his visit here in the cold November weather. I know how much Emily loved him because she always talked about him in such a loving way. I am happy to have known Tommy and offer condolences to his whole family. Lovingly, Ruth Peters

  4. Chris Conway says:

    As a long time friend , the write up describes Tommy perfectly! Miss those simple days in the old neighborhood, but I thank God for the memories. To the Thompson family… My thoughts and prayers are with you and just know the world was a better place for having Tommy in it.

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