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Alvie

William "Pete"

Thompson

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September 14, 2015

Alvie William "Pete" Thompson, 89, of 913 Dunbrack Rd., died, Monday, September 14, 2015 at his residence. He was born November 2, 1925 in Alleghany County, a son of the late Elmer Howard and Ida Mae Troxell Thompson. In addition to his parents, Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by four brothers. Mr. Thompson repaired radios in his earlier years and later he worked for the late Buck Arritt repairing T.V.'s. Pete was employed by the former Industrial Rayon Corp. until it closed. When his grandson David went to college he became interested in computers. He worked part time repairing printers for MeadWestvaco. He helped his son Bill and grandchildren at Highland Computers for number of years. He enjoyed Go Cart Racing at the Callaghan track in the early 1960's. He was a Charter Member of Dunlap Rescue Squad and he was a man that loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Margie Smith Thompson of Covington; two son, William "Bill" and his wife, Mary Wilson Thompson of Clifton Forge and Gary and his wife, Frances Wilson Thompson of Covington; six grandchildren, David Thompson and wife Tammy; Cherie Austin and husband David; Marisa Reed and husband Darren; Renee McCoy and husband Stuart; Matthew Thompson and wife Sally and Lisa Bryant. 11 great grandchildren; three sisters, Rosemary Bryant and Cristle Alfred of Florida and Beth Johnson of Richmond; cousins including, Reba Troxell Rapp of Covington and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held Friday, September 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Arritt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dean Bowser officiating. The interment will follow in Fletcher Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive their friends from 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday evening at the Arritt Funeral Home. Service Friday, September 18, 2015 02:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home Chapel 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426 Visition Thursday, September 17, 2015 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM Arritt Funeral Home 1102 S. Highland Ave. Covington,Virginia - 24426
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Apr 13, 2024

Praying his son, and step sons, gets to come in for this - family together is healing. 🙏 Our families thoughts and prayers sent to yours and many blessings and healing prayers sent to the family. 💐

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Phyllis Sizemore

Apr 13, 2024

Shirley was a sweet person ,she would take me to my appointment s to the Dr .she was a very strong willed person if she believed in something she was very strong minded.She loved her family very much.Rest in peace now an fly high .

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Shirley and Lisa Griffith

Apr 12, 2024

Elsie and I (Shirley) were good friends having met when we were working at The Greenbrier and single. We both married Griffiths (not related). She will be greatly missed by all those that knew her. Stanley and Donna and families, you have our deepest sympathy and condolences in your time of sorrow..

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Julie Lawson

Apr 12, 2024

Lauren, I never got a chance to meet Bob but I could tell you dearly loved each other. God takes the good ones is something I believe. 🙏

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Bob Andrews

Apr 12, 2024

Stanley and Donna-so very sorry for your loss. Your mom and family was big part of the Trinity Baptist family when I was growing up.

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Kellysimmons

Apr 11, 2024

You was good person u will be miss my daughter liberty and my nephew Daniel and my self look forward to seeing you in the morning and in the evening on your porch where we spoke all the time we catch our self looking over to see u seating reading or looking at the mountain or taking care your plants .One best and friendly neighbors you could ever have . Sorry for they family

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Danna Thomasson

Apr 11, 2024

I'm sorry for your loss he was a great neighbor I will miss seeing him on the porch read his book and caring for his plants

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Randy Blankenship

Apr 11, 2024

He was the best neighbor that I ever had my little daughter liberty would look for him everyday an they would wave at each other I thought of him as a good friend just wish we could have spent more time with him we'll all miss you your presence will be missed greatly rest easy my friend

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Tiffany Kincaid Mcdaniel

Apr 10, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

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Donna Lesher

Apr 10, 2024

My deepest condolences to Brian, Vicki and extended family. Jerry reached out to me when Mom passed (I was going through hell with my current stepdad at that time) He was a beacon of light when I needed it most and we always got along great. Jerry is definitely missed but I’m so glad he was baptized and saved. Love Donna

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Apr 10, 2024

So sorry for your loss, Bobby was a great person always kind to everyone,you are in our prayers

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Sam Worley

Apr 9, 2024

I grew up with the Bobby, Stuart, and Roy years ago in Iron Gate. They were all good guys. My condolences to all of you who grieve Bobby’s passing. God bless and comfort you all.

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