Lynn Thompson, 82, of Soddy Daisy, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2012.
He was a graduate of Spring City High School, Tennessee Technology University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was a teacher and coach for 25 years in the Rhea County and Hamilton County School Systems.
Mr. Thompson was a member of Daisy United Methodist Church and after retiring from teaching he served as a minister in the Cleveland district of the United Methodist Church for 19 years. He served as a former mayor of the city of Soddy Daisy and was a member of American Legion Post 203.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Thompson and Gladys Landreth; brothers, Jim Thompson and Chuck Landreth; and sister, Betty Yarberry.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Thompson; sons, Cliff (Merlene) Price of Smyrna, TN, Tim (Pam) Price of Hixson; and Jeff Thompson of Soddy-Daisy; grandchildren, Julie (Jason) King of Murfreesboro, James Price of Abbington, VA, Daniel (Bethany) Price of Hixson, Beth Price of Hixson; great-grandson, Matthew; sisters, Marcia Cookman of Phoenix, AZ and Sandy Rhoades of Denver, CO; nephews Jim Thompson and Mike Thompson, both of Hixson.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Daisy United Methodist Church with Reverend Don Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Daisy United Methodist Church, 9508 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy, TN 37379.
Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Soddy Daisy. Share your memories at www.legacyfuneralhome.com.