Marvin Crawford Thompson

Born: Sun., Oct. 18, 1936
Died: Tue., May 5, 2020

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 09, 2020
Location: Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church

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Marvin Crawford Thompson, 83, of Lexington SC passed away on May 5, 2020 due to dementia at Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community.

Marvin was born in Cottage Hill, Florida on October 18 1936.  He was the son of the late James Hope Thompson and Ada Lou Simmons Thompson.  He is survived by his much adored wife of 58 years, Mary Louise Hall Thompson, his loving daughters, Julie Anne Thompson Hicks (Robert), Kathryn Suanne Thompson Luther, Angela Gaye Thompson Erickson (Jeff); his grandchildren who he loved dearly, James David Luther IV and Janie Simmons Hicks; and brother, Willis Hope Thompson, Sr.(Katie).  His numerous nieces and nephews who, like his children he loved and was so proud of their many accomplishments he would admonish on a regular basis “to remember where you came from!” He was predeceased by brothers: James Simmons Thompson, Alex Byrd Thompson, and Franklin Ellis Thompson, and survived by their spouses Barbara, Faye and Betty Thompson.

Marvin grew up in Gonzalez Florida.  Besides hunting and fishing he loved football.  A favorite memory was of Marvin and his brothers and the Gonzalez Galloping Gophers playing the Cantonment boys.  The Cantonment boys were rough and the Gonzalez boys were sweet nice boys.  Many stories are still told about the antics Marvin loved to play on and with his brothers.  He was a 12lb lineman on the Tate High School Football team they called SkeeterThey didn’t get water back then in summer practice just salt and they thought that made them fast! He graduated from Auburn University in 1961 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and was a War EagleHe served in the Naval reserves for eight years as he began his career. He was proud Eastman Kodak employee working for Eastman Kodak Company in Kingsport, TN., Carolina Eastman Company in Columbia/ Sandy Run, SC, and then retired from Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport TN in 1997 after a 36 year rewarding career.

Marvin was an active member of Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club and on the board of the Boys Club of Columbia SC.  He was a “people person” and loved his family, church, friends and co-workers.  He couldn’t wait to meet the newest visitors to walk in the church doors.  He wanted everyone to know and love Jesus Christ.  His favorite pastime was to fish the North Edisto River and quail hunt with his favorite bird dog, Sandy.  

Marvin’s family would like to give special thanks to his “Angel Caregivers” at Still Hopes Episcopal Home.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions a graveside service will take place Saturday 11AM at Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church Cemetery.  Moseley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church, Building Fund at 3050 LeaphartRoad, West Columbia, SC 29169 or to a charity of your choice.


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Angela Walker Strehlow
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
Mrs. Thompson, Gaye, Julie and Sueann,
I am so sorry for your loss and know that you are hurting. But what we all know about Mr. Thompson is that what this world lost, Heaven gained. Isn’t it so wonderful to know you will see him again?! Love to you all!

Davis and Brenda Hook
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
Dear Mary Louise, Julie, Suanne, and Gay,
We are remembering with joy our friend Marvin and all he meant to us and our Mt. Hebron family. We send our love to you, along with our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are for you and your family in these difficult days.

Bill & Peggy Crow
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
Mary Louise, Julie, Suanne, & Gaye
So sorry to learn of your loss. I have such fond memories of my time at Carolina Eastman with Marvin and our time with all of you in Quail Hollow. Marvin was always a gentleman. It's a shame that time and distance separate us over time but know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you now and in the days ahead.
Bill & Peggy Crow

Danelle and Chris Glasscock
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
Dear Julie, Robert and Janie,
We were so sorry yesterday to read in the Kingsport Times-News about your father. We were however glad that you all had it published here as well as it brought back fond memories of our times in South Carolina together. Your father was very kind to us on his walks around the neighborhood pushing Janie in a stroller and how interesting that our paths crossed in many ways. Our dads were at Auburn at the same time, both served in them military, raised and involved as strong Methodists to the end. Then with Chris and my Eastman connection... it just makes like interesting. I'm sure Janie is a beautiful and fine young lady by now.... Our deepest sympathies during this time. Again, thanks for sharing in the newspaper. All our best. Danelle and Chris Glasscock

MaryLynn Llop
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
Mary Louise, Gaye, Julie and SueAnn,
Thinking of you all during this time of loss. I know Marvin is dancing with Jesus and he will give you the strength to continue on without him here.
You have all been so blessed to have had such a wonderful husband and father.
Love you all,

Wayne Jowers
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
Mary Louise & Girls, We are so sorry to hear about Marvin passing this week. I enjoyed working with him for 20 years at Carolina Eastman and also at Mt Hebron. I thought so much of him. Pat's Mom also died this week from Dementia so we know well what y'all have gone through but we know that they are in a better place with no pain or suffering. We will be praying for the family.

Robert and Mary Anne Britts
   Posted Sat May 09, 2020
To the family of Marvin Thompson: My family has known Marvin and Mary Louise for at least 35 years. We went to Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church together. We know their daughters. He was a great man. We talked about church, Auburn and our families. He will be sorely missed. I had not seen Marvin for about 5 years when he was visiting his daughter Julie Hicks who lived across the street. I hope to talk to a family member about his life in the last five years sometime. Bob and Mary Anne Britts

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