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Ben Thompson, Jr.

December 20, 1929 ~ February 1, 2021 (age 91)


Mr. Ben Thompson, Jr., 91 of Fuquay-Varina, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021. 

Ben was born on December 20, 1929 in Bullock County, Georgia to the late Benjamin Alexander Thompson and Nancy Mae Yarborough Thompson.

He was a loving husband, father and friend to all who knew him.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran where he served in the Korean war with the 82nd Airborne. He was a member of Cedar Falls Baptist Church and he retired in 1987 from Ft. Bragg Forestry Division where he was as an Engineering Equipment Operator Leader. 

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 12 noon at Lafayette Memorial Park. A livestream of the service can be viewed at the Jernigan-Warren Facebook page at this link.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Jeanette Lewis Thompson; daughters, Cosette Grant and husband Wilson, Connie Long and husband Fred; grandchildren, Cheryl Grant and Lisa McCurry; great grandchildren, Sophia, Robin and Logan. 

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Funeral arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, N.C. 28301.

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Graveside Service
February 4, 2021

12:00 PM
Lafayette Memorial Park
2301 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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