ROCKMART, Ga. -- Kenneth Thompson, 73, of Rockmart, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2012, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Pineville, Kentucky, on March 2, 1939, a son of the late Willie Thompson and Mossie Miracle Thompson.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie Thompson of Rockmart, to whom he was married on March 12, 1960; five sons, Troy Thompson of Rockmart, Bill Thompson of Bryan, Ohio, Andy Thompson of Monroe, Ga., Tracy Thompson of Bryan, Ohio, and Ken Thompson, Bryan, Ohio; a brother, Cliff of St. Marys, Ohio; three sisters, Jean of Troy, Ohio, Willine of Wapakoneta, Ohio, and Virginia of New Knoxville, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A Requiem Mass will be held by Father Danel, Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home, Rockmart. Interment will follow in Northview Cemetery, Cedartown. Troy, Bill, Andy, Tracy, Ken, Britt and Cole Thompson will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
The Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.