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Mr. Grady Milton Thompson, Sr.

June 27, 1922 — April 1, 2024

Tifton

Mr. Grady Milton Thompson, Sr., a hardworking self-employed retired farmer, passed away peacefully at Tift Regional Medical Center on Monday, April 1, 2024 with his children by his side. He was born in Worth County on June 27, 1922 and dedicated his life to both his family and his faith as a member of Lenox Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher up until the age of one-hundred. He enjoyed reciting poems at church services and family gatherings which kept his mind sharp until the Lord called him home at the age of one-hundred one.


Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 5, 2024 in the chapel of Albritton Funeral Directors with Rev. Stacy Phillips and Mr. Joe Thompson officiating. Interment will follow at Eldorado Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jerrell Beatty and Stacy Beacham officiating and Military Honors being rendered. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at the funeral home.

Mr. Thompson’s sons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren. 
 
Mr. Thompson's journey included brave service in the United States Navy during which he helped deliver the first troops on the beaches of Normandy from the USS Thomas Jefferson. His commitment to his country was evident throughout his life.
 
In addition to his military service, Mr. Thompson's pride and joy were his family. He cherished his late wife, Ila "Jean" Connell Thompson, with whom he shared seventy-two beautiful years. Mr. Thompson was also preceded in death by his son, Rocky Thompson, and grandsons Andrew Thompson and Neal Thompson.
 
Grateful for the love and memories they shared are Mr. Thompson's surviving family: six sons and daughters-in-law - Grady Jr. and Sarah Thompson, Melvin and Pam Thompson, Danny and Pat Thompson, Jimmy and Faye Thompson, Jack and Debbie Thompson, Clyde and Lisa Thompson; two daughters and sons-in-law - Martha and Happ Flohe, Ginger and Gerald Jordan; as well as daughter-in-law Susan Fresh Thompson.
 
Mr. Thompson leaves behind a legacy that continues through twenty-six grandchildren, fifty-five great-grandchildren, and twelve great-great-grandchildren. His kindness, dedication to family, and love for the land will forever be remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
 
Mr. Thompson's life exemplified hard work, faith, love for family, and devotion to country. He enjoyed providing show pigs for 4-H and FFA children and fishing in his spare time so he could have fish fry’s for his family and church. He will be deeply missed but fondly remembered by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.


A special thanks to the ICU nursing staff at TRMC for the exceptional care given to him and kindness shown to Mr. Thompson’s family during his stay.


Flowers accepted or donations made to Lenox Baptist Church, PO Box 760, Lenox GA 31637.


                                                                                   Albritton Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements
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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, April 4, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Albritton Funeral Directors

1020 Tift Ave N., Tifton, GA 31794

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 5, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Albritton Funeral Directors

1020 Tift Ave N., Tifton, GA 31794

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Interment

Friday, April 5, 2024

Eldorado Baptist Church Cemetery

4116 US Highway 41, Tifton, GA 31793

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