Covington Ellison Thompson, Jr. - RIP

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed German (Admin) on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 11:07 pm:  Edit

Covington Ellison Thompson, Jr.

January 25, 1947 - June 10, 2018

Covington Ellison Thompson, Jr., 71, husband of Chelsie Anne Gamble Thompson, died peacefully at home Sunday, June 10, 2018, after a long illness. Mr. Thompson was born January 25, 1947, in Florence, SC, a son of the late Covington Ellison Thompson and Miriam Elizabeth Morris Thompson.

Mr. Thompson joined the Air Force at the age of 17, served in the SC National Guard, and retired from the US Army as a Major. He attended Clemson University and was employed over the years as an auto mechanic, a teacher, a special agent for the Army CID, and a race car driver. He enjoyed building car motors, especially race car engines, computers, and anything mechanical.

Surviving Mr. Thompson, in addition to his wife of 37 years, are: his 3 children, Beth (Tony) Martin and Henry Thompson, both of Lexington, SC and Tom (Anne) Thompson, of Kingstree; grandchildren, Matthew, Mabry, and Miles Martin, Bailey and Walker Thompson, and John Thomas Thompson, Jr. and Salley Thompson; niece, Coker (Alex) Gamble Powell; nephew, Frank Gamble; sister-in-law, Sarah Gamble; and great-niece, Sadie Powell. In addition to his parents, Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Dr. Homer F. Gamble.

Memorials may be made to the Dee Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Williamsburg Academy Development Foundation, 1000 Sandy Bay Road, Kingstree, SC 29556.

At the time of this posting, obituary details were online here

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