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Jerry Lynn Thompson, age 66 of Sweetwater, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 at Blount Memorial Hospital. A native of Athens and a resident of Sweetwater for the past 16 years, he was the son of the late Clarence Fay and Alice Delores Plemons Thompson. He was a member of the Nelons Christian music group. He was a song writer and was known for writing "Bring My Children Home", "I've Won", "I'd Do It All Over Again" ,"We've Got To Get America Back To God" and"Jordan". He was an employee of Skiers Choice of Maryville and a member of Vonore Baptist Church where he served faithfully as sound man. He was a member of Tennessee Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame (2017)
He was preceded in death by one sister, Doris Thompson Shelton
Survivors include two daughters, Amber Nelon (Nathan) Kistler of Carrollton, Ga, Autumn Thompson of Roopville, Ga.; Sisters, Shirley Henson of Manning, South Carolina and Billie Crabtree of Decatur, TN. Former wife, Kelly Nelon Clark of Roopville, Ga.
Funeral service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at Vonore Baptist Church with the Rev. Dennis Cagle and Rev. Dave Kistler officiating. The family will receive friends from 1-2 pm Saturday before the service at the church. Those unable to attend may send condolences to www.laycockhobbs.com/notice/Jerry-Thompson. Laycock Hobbs will be in charge of the arrangements.
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Starts at 2:00pm (Eastern time)
Vonore Baptist Church
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