Graveside services for Mr. Harold E. “Buddy” Thompson, 82, will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. in Elam Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Thomas officiating.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home in Milledgeville Saturday from 4 until 6 p.m.
Mr. Thompson was a native of Toomsboro and had made his home in Jones County for most of his life. He was the son of the late Hoke Smith Thompson and Ola Pearl Payne Thompson and was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Dale Holton Thompson.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in Korea on the flight deck of the USS Bennington.
He was the owner operator of the Arctic Circle and Po Boys Drive Inn in Macon and retired as jailer with the rank of sergeant with Jones County Sheriffs’ Office in 1995.
Survivors include his sons, Mark Thompson and Harold (Michelle) Thompson of Haddock, Eric (Margie) Thompson and Mickey Thompson of Gray; sisters, Elizabeth Davis of Pine Mountain, Ga., and Evie Griffin of Eatonton; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions to Georgia Sheriffs Youth Home.
Express online condolences at www.williamsfuneralhome.net.
Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Milledgeville in charge of arrangements.