Mr. Ronnie Fred Thompson, age 67 of Ellijay, GA, passed Tuesday evening, January 23rd, 2018 at his residence.
Ronnie was born September 28th, 1950 in Ellijay, GA. He graduated from Gilmer High School, Class of 1968 and went on to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Ronnie was a member of Whitestone Baptist Church and owned and operated the Ronnie Thompson Ford dealership in Ellijay. He was inducted into the Gilmer County Sports Hall of Fame and served for many years on the Gilmer County School Board. Ronnie is preceded in death by his father, Fred Cecil Thompson.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Vicki Holloway Thompson of the home in Ellijay, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Jessi and Doug Lofland of Woodstock, GA; sons and daughter-in-law, Bobby Lee Thompson and Heath and Kristen Thompson, all of Ellijay, GA; special niece, Samantha and Jacob Callihan of Ellijay, GA; grandchildren and in-law, Sawyer and Joelleigh Thompson, Olivia Thompson, Kenley Thompson, Khloe Thompson, Kamryn Thompson, Ryan Lofland, Kiley Callihan, Bubba Callihan and Sarah Jane Callihan; mother, Cleo Young Thompson of Ellijay, GA; sisters, Patsy Thompson Davenport of Ellijay, GA and Linda Thompson King of Jasper, GA; brother and sisters-in-law, James and Flondell Thompson of Jasper, GA and Melinda Holloway Hadden, of Ellijay, GA; a host of nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Saturday, January 27th, 2018 from the Logan Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Henson, Rev. James Thompson, Lucy Harris and Samantha Callihan officiating and speaking. Graveside interment will follow in the Ellijay City Cemetery with Dustin Harper, Corey Thompson, Cody Thompson, Ronnie Burgess, Keith Bramlett, Robert Westmoreland, Douglas McClure, Lance Bramlett, Lucas Bramlett, Benny Adams, Donnie Barnes and Ricky Hutson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Ronnie Thompson Ford and Ronnie’s GHS teammates and coaches from the classes of 1965, 1966, 1967, and 1968.
Family will receive friends from 2pm until 8pm on Friday, January 26th, 2018 at the Logan Funeral Home.
Flowers are acceptable or donations may be made to the Ronnie Thompson Gilmer Football Fund, 130 Coosawattee Drive, Ellijay, GA 30540 in memory of Ronnie.