2017-07-20 / Obituaries

James Philip Thompson

James Philip Thompson, a native of Washington, died at his home in New York City, at the age of 85. Following private services, he was interred at Resthaven Cemetery.

Mr. Thompson was a graduate of Washington High School and the University of Georgia, and earned his MBA at Columbia University in New York. He was a CPA and during his career, he worked in national corporations on both the east and west coasts.

Thompson took great pleasure in New York theater, concerts, and museums. He was a member of groups that took lengthy walking tours around Manhattan. He was an enthusiastic traveler and visited six of the seven continents. In recent years, his activities were curtailed by Parkinson’s Disease but he continued to enjoy books, music, and visits from family and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents, Lawson Elwyn and Maxie Combs Thompson, both lifelong residents of Washington; and by his brother, William Combs Thompson, and his sister, Mary Carolyn Thompson Street.

Survivors include his sister, Barbara Thompson Dean, as well as nephews and nieces.

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