North Augusta, SC……Mr. Lee Inman Thompson, 94, husband of the late Jerone Henry Thompson, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at his residence.
His graveside service will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Westover Memorial Park with Chaplain Wade Sosebee officiating. The family will receive friends at Rowland-Ford Funeral Home on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
Lee was raised on a farm in Oak Park, GA during the Great Depression. Like most families, the Thompsons left farm life for better opportunities. Lee spent most of his adult life working in construction at SRS. Early in his career he was a journeyman electrician working through the IBEW Local 1579 for Miller Dunn Electric. Strong work ethic led him to a supervisory position and ultimately he was promoted to Craft Superintendent for heavy equipment and transportation for E.I DuPont Construction. He later retired as the Night Shift Supervisor over all construction crafts in 1989.
Lee enjoyed life and never knew a quiet moment. With limited education, he successfully raised 3 sons and put all of them through Augusta College with 4 year degrees. His favorite hobby was bass fishing at Clarks Hill with his son, Steve. He was a charter member of CSRA Bass Masters. He also spent much time with his sons, Jerry and Rodney, and was very active teaching all 3 sons pitching, hitting, and fielding skills. He grew up unable to play ball due to working on the farm and got his chance through his sons. The love of his life and the mother of his sons, Jerone Robbins Thompson, passed away in 1988. She was a great wife to him and was always supportive of his time away with their sons fishing and playing baseball. He was an avid Nascar, golf, and Braves fan.
Dad has moved on to his next life and will be forever missed by his family and friends. God Bless You, Dad!
Left to cherish Lee’s memory are his sons, Rodney Darrell Thompson and Steven Henry Thompson; his grandchildren, Richard Lee Thompson (Mandy), Taylor Thompson Roberson (Tyler), and Logan Thompson Joyner (Bradley); his great grandchildren, Liam Roberson, Riley Thompson, Connor Thompson, and Dylan Thompson.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Savannah River Nursing for the outstanding care they gave to Lee.
2 Corinthians 4:18
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
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