Vernon David Thompson, 85, of Mocksville, died Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Mocksville Senior Living.

He was born May 3, 1934 in Montgomery County to the late Sherril Lloyd and Frances Dortha Morton Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a member of First Baptist Church, Mocksville. He was a coach, teacher and principal for over 30 years and had celebrated his retirement while at Cooleemee Elementary School. Mr. Thompson had served as Mocksville Town Commissioner and had been a recipient of the Mocksville Key to the City and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Reba Karen Andrews, and great-granddaughter, Willow Pearl Beck.

Survivors include wife, Lucy Mozelle Kuykendall Thompson of the home; sons, Alex Thompson (Beth) and Randy Thompson (Christy), all of Mocksville; siblings, Mr. Gayle Thompson of Mt. Gilead and Mrs. Renea Diane Bennett of King; grandchildren, Amber Goode (Jon), Wesley Thompson (Audrey), Hannah Beck (Andrew), Justin Thompson (Cellie) and Carly Thompson; and great-grandchildren, Colton Beck, Kennedy Goode, Lincoln Beck, Presley Goode and Dixie Lynn Thompson.

A funeral service was held Sunday, June 2 at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Tiffany Seaford, Mr. Julius Suiter and Mr. Dwight Jackson officiated. Interment followed in Rose Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials be considered for Davie Community Foundation, P.O. Box 546, Mocksville, NC 27028, Memo: Vernon Thompson Family Fund; or Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Ste. 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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