Feb. 1, 2020
GRAY: Mickey Thompson, 50, of Gray, passed away Saturday, Feb. 1. Memorial services were held Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at Hart’s Jones County Chapel at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Steve Johnson officiated. The family greeted friends following the service.
Mr. Thompson was a member of the Ocmulgee Blacksmith Guild and was the owner of Mickey Thompson Custom Knives. As an accomplished bladesmith, he won the History Channel’s 100th episode of ‘Forged in Fire’. He was a member of the Waccamaw Indian Tribe of Anyor, South Carolina. Mr. Thompson retired from the U.S. Air Force as a highly decorated veteran of several operations in the Middle East. He was employed with Centurylink Telecommunications for the past five years.
Mr. Thompson was the son of the late Walter “Buck” Thompson Jr. and Dorothy Christine Hatcher. He is survived by his wife, Melissa Thompson, of Gray; children, Brandon Thompson, Lee Edwards, Leanna Edwards, and Chris Green; siblings, Teresa (Murray) Jones, of Cheraw, South Carolina, Alan (Valerie) Boatwright, of Milton, Florida, and Tonya Boatwright Fowler, of Milton, Florida; nieces and nephews Keith Jones, Kelly Jones, Alexis Melancon, Justin Boatwright, Jonathan Herrera, Savannah Herrera, and Austin Fowler; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Please visit www.hartsmort.com to express condolences.
Hart’s Jones County Chapel, Hart’s Mortuary and Cremation Center, 307 Pecan Lane, Gray, GA 31032 had charge of the arrangements.