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Timothy “Timmy” Gray Thompson Sr. of Savannah, Georgia departed this life Tuesday September 21, 2021.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was the son of Mildred “Kitty” Gray Thompson and the late Marion “Tommy” “Chick” Edward Thompson.

Timmy is preceded in death by his father and brother, Marion “Tommy” Edward Thompson Jr.

Timmy is survived by his wife Patricia Graham Thompson; son Timothy Gray Thompson Jr and his wife Allison Harris Thompson; son Stephen Graham Thompson and fiancé Catherine Marie Maclean; brother Gary Stephen Thompson; sister Kathryn Thompson DeLettre and her husband Dewey; two grandchildren Timothy Gray Thompson III & Arthur Reid Thompson; as well as many nieces, nephews, loving in-laws, and friends.

Timmy will be greatly missed by the countless friends, coworkers, and customers he touched over his 38-year career with Gulfstream Aerospace. After retiring in 2019 Timmy enjoyed much of his free time on the water. He shared his love for the outdoors with everyone around him, whether it was a day crabbing with his wife Patti, trout fishing with his brothers and sons, or fishing in the blue water offshore with his dear friends and neighbors. After an adventurous day in the boat, you could always find him on the dock or the back porch preparing dinner with the days catch and reliving memories. When not on the water, Timmy made an extraordinary effort connecting with friends and family. He’ll always be remembered for his routine phone calls to check in, dropping by for lunch, and always being an ear to listen and a shoulder to lean on. Every time you’d see that Red Ford truck pull into your drive, you couldn’t help but crack a smile because you knew Timmy was soon hopping out of the driver’s seat to come spend time with you.

A memorial service will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning, September 25, 2021, at the Savannah Yacht Club – 730 Bradley Point Road, Savannah. In honor of Timmy his family requests casual attire.

Online Condolences

  1. Christie Decker Frazier says:

    Thinking of the family. Prayers and peaceful grace to the family.

  2. David Oliver says:

    Sad to here. I worked with Tim 20 years. R.I.P.

  3. Lance Schultz says:

    We will miss Timmy very much. He was always an inspiration to me at work. He always made me smile and feeling happy when he visited. Tim was alway personable with a story and always willing to listen to yours. Truly an amazing person.

  4. Katrina McGowan says:

    Patty- thinking of you and your family and sending prayers and hugs.

  5. robin chase says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear this. We worked together for a long time & it was always MY pleasure. Prayer

  6. Ellie NeSmith says:

    So heartbreaking! I worked with Timmy from his
    first day at GAC….he sat right next to me. Such a
    wonderful man. He so loved his beautiful Patti
    and his family. R.I.P. Timmy, you will be sorely
    missed. God Bless you and God Speed!❣

  7. Robb DuPree says:

    So shocked to hear this. Timmy was a great guy and truly enjoyed working with him for so many years. Rest In Peace my friend!

  8. Mary Kaapa Hohnerlein says:

    I am so sorry for your loss please let me know if there anything I can do

  9. Dink Stevens says:

    So sorry to hear about Timmy. I enjoyed working with him while at Gulfstream.

    Timmy always had a smile when I saw him. He would laugh when I would tell him he had the smile like the cat that ate the canary.

    Praying for the family

  10. Sam Banis says:

    So sorry to hear.
    Tim was a great guy. Always enjoyed working with him.
    People like Tim don’t come along often. He will be missed.

  11. Karen Rowe says:

    So sorry to hear the news. What a wonderful person he was. Always kind and always made the best of everything.

  12. Jeff & Diane Brooks says:

    I know there truly are no words right now to ease the pain you are all experiencing. Please know that you are all loved and cared for so much and we are keeping our prayers for your family going and will continue…thinking of you all with much love and support…

  13. Lynn Odom says:

    I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family!

  14. Patty Hildreth says:

    Patti, Gray & Stephen, Jim & I are so very sorry to hear of Timmy’s passing. Always enjoyed our time with you guys. Our prayers are with all of you. God bless you all.

  15. Joe Watson says:

    My sincere condolences to Patti, families and friends. Tim’s life touched many of us and we will miss him very much.

  16. Ramon's & Ed Barbot says:

    We are so very sorry to hear of Timmy’s untimely passing. We pray that the Lord holds you all close at this time. We love you all, Ramona & Ed

  17. Scott McDonald says:

    Timmy or as I called him “Double T” was my Golf partner for so many rounds of Golf I can’t count them. He was a good friend that always had a smile and a great attitude. One of the best guys I worked with at Gulfstream. Rest in Peace my friend.

  18. Arno & Shelby Forehand says:

    We are so sorry to hear about this news. Timmy was a wonderful person who loved his family, friends, and the outdoors. I could always count on Timmy to provide wonderful life advise and I will always remember him as a devout friend.

    God bless to Timmy/ Patty and their family.

  19. Henry Green says:

    Spent allot of my early years at Gulfstream in morning meetings with Timmy and our boss . We would always share a laugh when we saw each other. Condolences to the family, RIP Timmy.

  20. Karen Traver says:

    Dear Kitty, Gary, Kathryn, and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Timmy’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the Holy Spirit comfort you and give you strength during this difficult time.
    Love in Christ, Jimmy and Karen Traver

  21. Chris Tatum says:

    Rest in peace fellow Gulfstreamer. May your family and friends be assured he will live on in memories. God bless you all.

  22. Dewey Dimsdale says:

    Sending prayers for healing and understanding to you and your family, Patti. So very sorry for your loss.

  23. Jack & Beth Fitzgerald says:

    We are very sorry for your loss, neither us will ever drive down our street without Timmy on his bicycle and broadly smiling along with his always friendly wave. we will miss Timmy & maty he rest in peace. May God Bless the Thompson family.
    Jack & Beth

  24. Connie & Scott George says:

    Timmy helped make Gulfstream great!
    Our condolences to the family. RIP.

  25. Leroy and Rachel Smith says:

    Such a shock to hear of this loss.
    Our condolences and prayers for the Thompson family.

  26. Rhonda Thomas says:

    So sorry to here about Timmy. Prayers Patti for you and the family. He was such a great guy.

  27. Tim Cundy says:


    I was fortunate enough to spend the last few years working with Timmy and spending time with him.

    I will forever miss his smiling face and happy go lucky attitude, may god bless you both!

    Until we meet again, Calm Seas to you Brother!

  28. Mike Paul says:

    My heart breaks for Timmy’s whole family! Life is so unpredictable and so unfair. I will never forget our trip to the Masters thanks to Timmy’s par three tickets. What a blast. My prayers are with y’all, He will never be forgotten!

  29. Gary Smiley says:

    So sad to hear of Timmy’s passing. I met Timmy on my first day with Gulfstream. You couldn’t help but to become friends with him. He was a great guy, always happy and kind. He will be truly missed. Know that we’ll keep your family in our prayers.
    -Gary Smiley

  30. Diane Everhart says:

    So sorry to hear this news. Timmy was a great guy & will be truly missed.
    Thoughts & prayers to his family & friends.

  31. Rita Rees says:

    We are so saddened to hear of Timmys passing, he was such a lovely guy.
    Our deepest condolences to Patti and family at this very sad time.
    Our thoughts are with you all
    Calvin, Rita & Josh

  32. Patsi & Brian Smith says:

    Patty, Stephen & Family … It was a total shock to hear of Timmy’s passing when I saw you Patty, today. Brian & I don’t even know the words that could possibly comfort you during your grieving. Timmy & you have always been sweet & kind neighbors. Yes … we too will miss seeing Timmy riding his bike in our neighborhood & smiling & waving when we passed him on our street. God Bless You Timmy & forever hold you in his loving arms. Patty & Stephen …we love you & pray you will find peace. Timmy may you Rest in Peace.

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