Mitchell L. Thompson passed away on December 14th peacefully with his family by his side at home in Beaufort, South Carolina.
He leaves his wife of 65 years, Corinne "Sweet Pea" (McGee) Thompson; his son Mickey Thompson Jr., his daughter Karen Cooley and husband Chuck; Granddaughter Kiley Adams and husband Mark; Granddaughter Dr. Samantha Thompson, DVM; Grandson Mickey Thompson lll and his nephew Alan West. He was preceded in death by his parents, Weymon and Ruth Thompson and sister, Margie Thompson West and nephew, Kenneth West all of Savannah, GA.
Born in Glennville, GA to Weymon and Ruth Thompson, Mick was raised in Savannah, GA where he and Sweet Pea met in junior high school.
After graduating from Savannah High School, he attended Auburn University, graduating with his lndustrial Management degree in 1957. Mick served as an Army Reservist for 7 years, retiring as Captain.
He began his career in sales with Alcoa Corporation in Atlanta, GA and spent 32 years with the company, retiring as Vice President of Sales from Alcoa's headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. During his time at Alcoa, Mick and his family moved to many cities across the country, making lifelong friends in each one they lived. Mick was an avid golfer, skeet shooter, and fisherman. Mick and Sweet pea retired to Beaufort, South Carolina, where Mick enjoyed the river and a love of gourmet cooking.
A graveside funeral service and burial will be Saturday, December 18, at 2:30 p.m. at Bonventure Cemetery in Savannah. The family will receive friends at a reception at Mickey’s and Sweet Pea’s residence following the service.
ln lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Salvation Army or American Heart Association.
My deepest condolences for your loss. While I did not have the honor to know Mick, I have been blessed to know Karen. If the measure of a man is based on the quality of his children, then he truly was a great man. May God’s peace fall upon you and may you be comforted that Mick now walks in glory with Him.
- Mike Michele, Woodbury, MN
Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. We are very sorry for the loss of Mickey, May God surround you with his loving comfort.
- Marty, Sheila, Chelsea, Ashley, & Rosey Miley, Beaufort, South Carolina
We pray for peace for your heart and comfort for your loss. We are always here for you during this difficult time.
- Joel & Zoe Jamison, Luther, OK
I wish I could be there to comfort you as you grieve. I'm holding you in my heart.
- Andrea Spears, Norman, Oklahoma
Mick was very dear to us It is our good fortune that he married Sweet Pea and we shared many family celebrations and visits throughout the years. His presence was mighty and he will be missed. Our love and prayers , Sweet Pea, to you and your family.
- Markham Family, Monte, Klaire, Keevil, and Jason, Malibu, CA 90265
Dear Sweet Pea- I was sorry to hear of Mick's passing- I knew he was declining, but it's always difficult saying goodbye. My thoughts are with you and your family. love, Di
- Di Howard, Sheldon, SC
We feel so grateful and honored to have known Mickey. So many wonderful memories! Praying for comfort and peace for his beautiful family.
- Randy and Liz Lockhart, Fort Worth, TX
I am sorry, Sweet Pea, for your loss. I was lucky enough to enjoy Mickey's crab and Frogmore stew. I will miss his morning emails...they always brightened my day! If there is anything I can do for you, please call me. Ricky - Beaufort
- Richard E. Roper, Beaufort, SC
Please accept our deepest condolences, Karen for your loss. No one can ever prepare us for the pain you are feeling at this time; this peace can only be obtained from our Lord and Savior. Know that we are praying that God grants you the peace and strength needed during this time of sorrow and know that you and your family are constantly in our thoughts and prayers...……..
- Al & Shelly Croxton, Edmond, OK
We send our most heartfelt condolences and warmest hugs. Mickey will be dearly missed.
- Roy and Peggy Hester, Windermere, FL
I am saddened to learn of Mickey’s passing. So many years have passed since you both welcomed us to Poland, Ohio. We were forever grateful for your kindness. I have many fond and humorous memories of Mickey. I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May your memories serve you well. Sincerely, Evelyn
- Mrs. John (Evelyn) Temple, Lexington,, S.C.