WHITESBURG — William Dallas Thompson, age 93, of Whitesburg, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 at home with family.

He was a member of Shady Grove Church where he served as church secretary for over 50 years and served as former Deacon and Trustee.

He served on the Federal Land Bank Board (currently Farm Credit). Dallas also served on the board of Hawkins County Farm Bureau and Hawkins County Co-Op Board.

He was a 32nd degree Mason of Kyle Lodge in Whitesburg and Order of the Eastern Star. He retired as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal service.

His passions were church, family, and his farm. He actively farmed for 70 years raising cattle, hogs, and tobacco.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Gem Thompson; step-mother, Emma Burton Thompson; his wife of 62 years, Martha Kathryn McCravy Thompson; sister, Virginia Jo Gammon; brother, J.R. Thompson; mother-in-law, Grace McCravy; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, J.L. and Ann Haun.

He is survived by his daughter, Alice Ann Thompson Brooks and husband, Glenn; granddaughters, Casey Sivert (Brett), Sammie Brooks (Chris Lipe); the light of his life, great-grandchildren, Gema Brooks, Colten McLain, Rylee Sivert, Kaden Sivert, and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Katie, Cherylanne, Carol, and John with Amedisys Hospice; and caregivers, Margaret and C.D. Andrews, and Pam Freeman.

The family received friends on Sunday, June 28, at Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church on Highway 113 in Whitesburg. The funeral service followed at 5 p.m., with Rev. Donnie Myers officiating. Burial followed in Creech’s Community Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shady Grove Food Ministry or Creech’s Community Cemetery.

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