MADISON Paul Edward Thompson, 62, of 1023 Hunt Joyce Road, died Saturday, February 16, 2013, at home.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Woodland Cemetery with military honors by Rockingham County Honor Guard and N.C. National Guard.
Born October 12, 1950, in Cross County, Arkansas, Paul was a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam and was awarded the bronze star medal for meritorious achievement. He was retired from Halstead/Kobe Copper with 35 years of service and was was a member of Grace Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Lee and Ruth Bonham Thompson.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Holcomb Thompson; daughter and son-in-law, Keri and James Martin, all of Madison; brother, Billy Joe Thompson, of North Pole, Alaska; and three grandchildren, Alexis Jade Taylor, Mariah Kalei Martin, and Tamariea Martin Anderson.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, at Colonial Funeral Home and all other times at the residence.
Special thanks to Dr. Cynthia Butler for the excellent care.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net/