August 17, 1944 - May 2, 2021
Grant Lewis Thompson, Jr., 76, of 1408 Broad Street, Altavista died Sunday, May 2, 2021 at his home. He was the husband of Cheryl Lee Wickert Thompson for 53 years. He was born August 17, 1944 in Syracuse, NY, a son of the late Grant Lewis Thompson, Sr. and Evalina Anderson Thompson. He was a former member of Thalia United Methodist Church and a member of Mead Memorial United Methodist Church where he was a member of the choir. Mr. Thompson loved all sports, including basketball, golf, bowling, swimming, fishing, and especially baseball; and was a retired convenience store retail manager. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Jason Thompson of Virginia Beach; one daughter, Lisa Byrd of Altavista; two sisters, Michele Evans of Mount Kisco, NY and Barbara T. Budziak Browning and her husband, Bill of Syracuse, NY; and eight grandchildren, Hailey, Gabriel, Gavin, Chloe, Austin, Jasmine, Madison, and Kendall. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Glenn Thompson; and two sisters, Joy Thompson and Janet T. Friem. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021 at Finch and Finch Chapel, Altavista by the Rev. Marcia Wickert and Pastor David Worley. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at Finch and Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorials consider Mead Memorial UMC Music Program, 13317 Wards Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24501, Campbell County Rescue Squad, PO Box 4123, Lynchburg, VA 24501, The American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060, or American Diabetes Asso., 4335 Cox Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Grant Lewis Thompson, Jr., 76, of 1408 Broad Street, Altavista died Sunday, May 2, 2021 at his home. He was the husband of Cheryl Lee Wickert Thompson for 53 years. He was born August 17, 1944 in Syracuse, NY, a son of the late Grant Lewis... View Obituary & Service Information
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