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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Friday January 7th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Friday January 7th, 2022

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Graveside Service

Holston View Cemetery
Saturday January 8th, 2022

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James Emmette Thompson

James E. Thompson, 81, of Kingsport, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Ballad Health after a brief illness. He worked for Kingsport Foundry for 38 years. James was a member of Morrison City Christian Church. He was a devoted, loving husband of 61 years to his wife Marjorie, as well as a devoted and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. James was a loving, caring, kind man who loved reading his Bible, fishing, hunting, and riding his motorcycle with his sons and friends. He enjoyed listening to Gospel music and playing his guitar. James always looked forward to making his family and friends know they were cared for when they were in need of a helping hand. One of his favorite things was being with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lois (Egan) Thompson; father, Clyde Thompson; son, Jeff Thompson; grandson, Justin Thompson; four baby sisters; and brother, Harrold Thompson.

James is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marjorie Thompson; daughter, Kathy Arnold and husband Eric; sons; David Thompson and Steve Thompson and wife Michelle; grandchildren, Shenia Hite, Carissa Harkleroad and husband Brandon, Joshua Thompson, Destiney Powers and husband Levi, Ryan Thompson, Caleb Thompson and wife Sydney, Megan Thompson, Eric Thompson, Makayla and Morgan Patrick, Haley Thompson and Hunter Thompson, Whitney Kincer, Morgan, Austin, and Madison Cave; great-grandchildren, Damien Ewing, Xavier and Zaine Hite, Haydon Birchfield, Abigail, Avery, and Ian Powers, Kallie, Logan, and Ethan Thompson, Blaire Ruth Thompson, Macey Thompson, David and Chance Ketron, Bryanna Napier, and Chase Kennedy.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Bob Underwood officiating.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Holston View Cemetery.

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RL Cox Jan 7 2022 8:15 PM

My dear extended family. Please accept my love, caring and prayers for you all. My heart is with you and I wish I was closer to be able to be there for you. He walks with God and knows how your grieve and how much you all loved him. Let this knowledge and all the memories give your comfort.

Judy Miller Jan 5 2022 7:16 PM

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Kathy Jan 5 2022 6:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Thompson

Steve Reynolds Jan 5 2022 3:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Thompson

Marie Egan Vicars Jan 5 2022 1:00 PM

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Love and prayers are all 🙏💕🙏

Lonnie and Wanda Thompson Jan 5 2022 12:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Thompson

Brenda Frazier Jan 5 2022 11:17 AM

David & I r sorry for yall's loss.

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A candle was lit in memory of James Thompson

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A candle was lit in memory of James Thompson

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