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Major Henry Thompson

Peachtree Corners, Georgia

December 12, 1938 - July 9, 2024

Major Henry Thompson Obituary

On July 9, 2024 after living a life filled with grace and blessings, Major H. Thompson, Jr., went to be with the Lord. Born in Lithia Springs, Georgia in 1938, Major was the son of Major H. Thompson, Sr. and Helen Hayes Thompson. Of his 85 years, he loved and served the Lord for 68 years.


Major married the love of his life, Anne Evans Thompson in 1959 and they celebrated their 65th anniversary earlier this year. The Lord blessed Major and Anne with four children, Mark who predeceased him, Linda (Paul), Stephen (Drew), John (Julie), fifteen grandchildren and nine and counting great-grandchildren. Major is also survived by a sister Jean Jackson (Wiley) and an Aunt June and many cousins and friends.


Major loved the Lord and shared his faith wherever he went. At North Peachtree Baptist Church, he was a deacon, Sunday school teacher, lifeguard and camp counselor for many years. He helped found Bridgeway Baptist Church and was an elder and active member of the congregation.


Graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Major was one "Hell of an Engineer" and was named Georgia Engineer of the Year in 1989. He built, designed, inspected, licensed and engineered for Georgia Power for 37 years and served as Chief of Civil Engineering for many years. He designed Lake Oconee and kept the hydroelectric dams in Georgia safe and running. He was also an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, the Edison Electric Institute, and many professional organizations.


A community stalwart, Major's contributions extended far beyond his professional endeavors. Known for his passion for agriculture, he cultivated blueberries and shared this bounty with many. He was a revered figure in the scouting world, having lead and mentored countless young scouts as a Scout Leader, earning the prestigious Silver Beaver award and taking memorable trips to Philmont Scout Ranch, Sapelo Island, and Cumberland Caverns. He tirelessly promoted the Republican Party and did the hard work of calling people, putting up signs and handing out literature. The Reagan-Bush Mobile will ride again in Heaven.


His love of the Lord, love for his family, commitment to service, and leadership will be fondly remembered by all who were fortunate enough to know him.


The family request any donations to be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation


On-line condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements entrusted to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. 770-448-5757.


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To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Major Henry Thompson hosted by Crowell Brothers Funeral Home.

On July 9, 2024 after living a life filled with grace and blessings, Major H. Thompson, Jr., went to be with the Lord. Born in Lithia Springs, Georgia in 1938, Major was the son of Major H. Thompson, Sr. and Helen Hayes Thompson. Of his 85 years, he loved and served the Lord for 68 years.


Major married the love of his life, Anne Evans Thompson in 1959 and they celebrated their 65th anniversary earlier this year. The Lord blessed Major and Anne with four children, Mark who predeceased him, Linda (Paul), Stephen (Drew), John (Julie), fifteen grandchildren and nine and counting great-grandchildren. Major is also survived by a sister Jean Jackson (Wiley) and an Aunt June and many cousins and friends.


Major loved the Lord and shared his faith wherever he went. At North Peachtree Baptist Church, he was a deacon, Sunday school teacher, lifeguard and camp counselor for many years. He helped found Bridgeway Baptist Church and was an elder and active member of the congregation.


Graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Major was one "Hell of an Engineer" and was named Georgia Engineer of the Year in 1989. He built, designed, inspected, licensed and engineered for Georgia Power for 37 years and served as Chief of Civil Engineering for many years. He designed Lake Oconee and kept the hydroelectric dams in Georgia safe and running. He was also an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Society of Professional Engineers, the Edison Electric Institute, and many professional organizations.


A community stalwart, Major's contributions extended far beyond his professional endeavors. Known for his passion for agriculture, he cultivated blueberries and shared this bounty with many. He was a revered figure in the scouting world, having lead and mentored countless young scouts as a Scout Leader, earning the prestigious Silver Beaver award and taking memorable trips to Philmont Scout Ranch, Sapelo Island, and Cumberland Caverns. He tirelessly promoted the Republican Party and did the hard work of calling people, putting up signs and handing out literature. The Reagan-Bush Mobile will ride again in Heaven.


His love of the Lord, love for his family, commitment to service, and leadership will be fondly remembered by all who were fortunate enough to know him.


The family request any donations to be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation


On-line condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Arrangements entrusted to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. 770-448-5757.


"Pre planning just makes sense"

https://www.crowellbrothers.com/plan-a-funeral-or-cremation/plan-ahead


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Major Henry Thompson hosted by Crowell Brothers Funeral Home.

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