STATESVILLE James T.R. "Jim" Thompson, 90, of Statesville, died Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Gordon Hospice House. He was born in Iredell County June 7, 1928, to Henry Fletcher Thompson Sr. and Mary Norris Thompson, who both preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Henry Fletcher "Doc" Thompson Jr., Flake Adams Thompson and Allie Frank Hartness. Mr. Thompson was a graduate of Statesville Senior High School, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served on the USS Cleveland and the USS Sarsfield. He was a member of Oakland Presbyterian Church, where he served many years as an elder. He retired after many years of employment as an agronomist with FCX, Inc., and Southern States. Survivors include his wife, Jewel Madison Thompson of the home; two sons, Dennis Ray Thompson and wife, Linda, of High Point, James Timothy Thompson and wife, Mary, of Statesville; and a grandson, Matthew Thompson and wife, Melissa, of Charlotte. Also surviving are a great-granddaughter, Emma Thompson; a great-grandson, Carter Thompson of Charlotte; a step-grandson, Johnny Taylor and wife, Crystal, of Archdale; stepgreat-granddaughter, Ashley Peek of Archdale; a step-granddaughter, Cindy Pelchat and husband, Mike, of Thomasville; stepgreat-grandson, Joseph Powell of Texas; many nieces and nephews; one sister, Julia Nantz of Statesville; and one sister-in-law, Doris Thompson of Kentucky. Special thanks to Dr. Ruby Grimm and her staff, to the first floor, North, staff of Iredell Memorial Hospital and to the staff of Gordon Hospice House. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m., at the Westmoreland Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Snipes and Chris Fitzgerald officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., prior to the service. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery will immediately follow the service, with full military rites provided by the Iredell County Veteran's Burial Honors Detail. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Fund or the Gordon Hospice House. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Thompson.

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