Terry Sumpter Thompson died Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at his residence in McComb, MS., at the age of 65. Terry was born in McComb City Hospital on February 28, 1955.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Sumpter and Peggy Thompson of McComb.
He is survived by his brother, Taylor and wife, Beth of Georgetown, Kentucky; one sister, Llewellyn DeFoe of Baton Rouge, LA.; nieces and nephews, Matthew Thompson, Katie Thompson, Emily DeFoe, Becky D. Tremblay (Jordan) and Annie D. Deitch (Ari); 5 great nieces and nephews, James, Rose, and Isaac Tremblay, Jacob and June Deitch and a first cousin, Sumpter Thompson Harrell of Bentonia, MS.
As a young boy growing up in McComb, Terry enjoyed playing baseball and riding his bicycle. Throughout junior high and high school, he loved playing in the band. He was a member of the McComb High School Class of 1973. He attended Millsaps College for one year, after which he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving at bases around the world. He retired after 20 years and lived in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, where he worked for the Okaloosa County transport system, and later returned to McComb. Terry loved history, all kinds of music, old movies, and had an exceptional memory for dates and details. Terry had a big heart and will be missed by those who loved him.
Contributions may be made in his memory to Centenary United Methodist Church, 500 Delaware Ave., McComb, MS 39648, where they will be used for the choir and handbells.
A memorial service will be held at the gravesite on Arrow Drive in Hollywood Cemetery in McComb, MS at 10:30AM on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Due to COVID-19, attendees are requested to wear a mask.