Tommy Nelson Thompson

Mar 3 2018

Funeral services for Tommy Nelson Thompson, age 77 of Cookeville will be held Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2 pm in the chapel of Presley Funeral Home. Brother James Nabors and Sister Dana Fouts will officiate. Interment will follow in Cookeville City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday 4:00pm to 7:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm until service time at the funeral home.

Mr. Thompson passed away on February 28, 2018 at Overton County Nursing Home in Livingston, TN.

He was born July 18, 1940 in Baxter, TN to the late Albert Cordell Thompson and Elise Morgan Thompson.

Tommy was a lifelong resident of Cookeville, except for a short tour in New York while enlisted in the United States Air Force. He owned his own business, Gaw and Thompson Meat Processing, along with his beloved wife Wanda and they worked side by side for many years to make it successful. Over the years he gained a great reputation as an honest businessman that cared about his customers like they were a part of his family. Two of Tommy's passions was his farm and his cattle. He tended to his farm and his herd with enthusiasm and spent every minute he could working the land and taking care of his cattle. Tommy also enjoyed deer hunting and talking about his hunting trips with everyone he could. He loved his family and friends and will be missed by many.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Rose Gaw Thompson; and a brother, Albert Cordell Thompson II all of Cookeville, TN.

Survived by his sons, Tommy Thompson Jr. and Rita Camacho of Charlotte N.C., Tim Thompson and wife Jonamie of Tyler TX, Kevin Thompson and wife Roxanne of Hilham, TN, and Kyle Thompson and wife Becky of Smithville, TN; brother, Eddie Thompson and wife Linda of Cookeville; sister-in-law, Faye Thompson of Cookeville; Grandsons, Cody Thompson of Cookeville, Zach Thompson of Murfreesboro, Alex Thompson of Cookeville; Granddaughters, Heather Thompson of Asheville, N.C., Kristen Militello (Anthony) of Denver, Colorado, Valerie Farrell (Samuel) of San Antonio, TX, Courtney Reardon (Seth) of Morristown, TN, Rylee Thompson of Tyler, TX; Great Grandson, Damien Militello of Denver, CO.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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