James Dark Thompson, Jr., known to everyone as Buddy passed away December 3, 2017, in Mobile Infirmary surrounded by his family. A native of Mobile, Al, and a 1968 graduate of Murphy High School where he played offensive tackle for the Panther football team and was chosen All City.In 1970 he married the love of his life, Janie Williams Thompson. They made their home in Mobile until 1993 at which time they moved to Dauphin Island, where he enjoyed his favorite past time floundering. Prior to retirement he was a salesman for Fastening Solutions, Inc. He is preceded in death by his parents, James Dark Sr., and Eva Ramsey Thompson, brothers-in-law, Karl Cecil Williams and Bob Shelton, and niece Amber Berry. He is survived by his wife Janie, two sons; Jason Daniel Thompson of Los Angeles, CA and Jarrod Dark Thompson of Dauphin Island and one grandson, Aidan Dark Thompson, 6 sisters; Linda Shelton, Patricia Nix, Sharron (Tommy) Ward, Deborah Berry, Cynthia (Donald) Lee and Judy Brady. One brother, Billy (Valerie) Brady. Sisters-in-law; Joy (Jimmy) Lyons, Cynthia (Bill) Catlow, Fay (Steve) Radcliff, Lisa (James) Poole and brother-in-law Harry Williams, 24 Nieces and nephews, 34 great-nieces and nephews, other family and countless friends. Visitation will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 12:00 noon until service time at 2:00 pm, in the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. 6040 Three Notch Road, Mobile, AL 36619. Interment will follow in Serenity Memorial Gardens, 8691 Old Pascagoula Road, Theodore, AL 36582. Condolences may be offered at www.mobilememorialfunerals.com.
Our love and prayers are with you. Buddy was such a fine man. You both remind us of some memorable times.
Liz and Bob JonesMobile, AL
Buddy was a good friend that will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Buddy and Donna PageFairhope, AL
Janie, Jarrod, Jason and Aidan -- our hearts and prayers are all with you now in this difficult time. So sad I can't be there, but know Buddy wouldn't want us sliding in on a wing and a prayer. Giant hugs sent long-distance. Will never as long as I live forget our first meeting, and Buddy's snake-in-the-cooler trick ... fell in love with all of you that first trip! ...same last name, eldest sons with the same name, in the same line of work at that time, perfect parallel universe collision! And each year our love for you all grows, and will continue to, Friends. God Bless you all. <3
Jerry and Debbie ThompsonRomance, AR
Dear sweet Janie - We sincerely regret that we cannot attend the funeral due to weather conditions. Please know that we are with you in spirit. You and Buddy are so very special to us. We love you and we have you in our hearts and prayers. Much love to you always.
Winkie and Lucy DurandMableton, GA
We are so sorry of your loss. Buddy was a good man. Our prayers are with you. all. Love, Buddy and Angie
Buddy and Angie HollandDauphin Island, Al., AL
To a past coworker and a good friend.
Buddy, you will be missed!
Skeeter SchillingSpanish Fort, AL