Jody Neal Thompson

October 16, 1959 ~ August 23, 2020 (age 60)


Jody Neal Thompson, 60, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2020, peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones, following a courageous battle with cancer. 

Jody was born October 16, 1959, in Shelby, Ohio. He was the first in his family to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management after attending and graduating from King University. He married Andrea Kaye Roberts on Nov. 1, 1980. Their marriage was blessed with two children who they raised in Ashland City, TN. Jody married Teresa (Teri) Lynn Thompson (Keiser) on December 27, 2003. The couple made their home in Riceville, TN. Jody invested more than 30 years in his career at ADT. He began his career as an installer and worked his way up to his most recent role of Manager of Team Install and Service over the Chattanooga branch. He enjoyed spending time with his family, riding horses, working around his farm and celebrating Christmas.  He was preceded in death by Dorothy Gay Hall McDonald.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife, Teri; daughter, Catherine and Derek Frizzell of Greenbrier, TN; son, Joseph Thompson of El Dorado, AR.; stepsons, Brian and Samantha Ross of Cleveland, TN, and Scott and Melissa Ross of Mansfield, OH, and Jamie Leppo of Mansfield, OH; stepdaughter, Christy and Chuck Smith of Plymouth, OH; grandkids, Anastasia, Arielle, Justin, Kaden, Makayla, Sydney, Christian, Brandon, Kayla, Kendra, Scott Jr., Brenndon, Catelynn, Hailey, Brandon, Boomer, Jessie, Jason, and Noah; and three great grandchildren. Jody is further survived by his father Roy Thompson of Mansfield, OH, and several siblings.

Services will be 10:00 AM EST, Saturday, August 29, at Laycock Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens, TN. Burial will be 4:00 PM CST,  Saturday, August 29, at Ever Rest Cemetery in Pleasant View, TN. 
Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM EST Friday, August 28 at Laycock Hobbs Funeral Home. 
Condolences may be sent to  Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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August 28, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
521 N. Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

Funeral Service
August 29, 2020

10:00 AM
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home
521 N. Jackson Street
Athens, TN 37303

Graveside Service
August 29, 2020

4:00 PM
Ever Rest Cemetery
545 Hwy 49 East
Pleasant View, TN 37146

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