October 6, 2022
James Carlos (Jim C) Thompson, age 73, passed away on October 3, 2022.
Also known as “Papa C”, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patti Jo Hamilton Thompson; son, Shay (Blair) Thompson of Birmingham, AL; daughter, Stacy (Marl) Cummings of Mobile, AL, grandchildren, Hayden Thompson, Reeves Thompson, Stella Thompson, Marshall Cummings and Miles Cummings. He is also survived by his brothers, Wayne Thompson, Doyle Thompson, Travis Thompson and Tommy Thompson; and a host of special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carlos Andrew Thompson; mother, Catherine Nichols Thompson; and brother, Charles Thompson.
After graduating from Aberdeen High School, Jim C attended the University of Mississippi where he received his Bachelor of Accountancy. He served as the First Comptroller for the City of Aberdeen, CFO for the Columbus and Greenville Railway and the Gulf and Mississippi Railroad, and concluded his career with Weyerhaeuser as a Financial Analyst. He was an avid golfer and supporter of the Ole Miss Rebels. Jim C. was a member of First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Green Oaks Golf Club for 42 years and was a frequent visitor and life member of the Disabled Veterans Number 6.
Honorary pallbearers are Stanley Taggart, Art Neal, Floyd Butler, J D Trull, Marty Hawkins, Bruce Kreutzer, Tony Gallop, Lee Lavender, Herb Blakeney and David Newman.
Services will be held at the Columbus First United Methodist Church on Friday, October 7th at 2 PM, and the family will receive visitors from 12 – 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church or to the DAV.