Douglas Morton “Sammy” Thompson, 77, of Axton, Virginia, went home on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at his home. He was born February 9, 1944, in Axton to the late William Henry Thompson, Sr. and Irene Helen Shelton Thompson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William “Buddy” Thompson, Jr. Sammy was known as Silver Fox on the C.B.
He had been employed by E. I. DuPont for 40 years. He was a graduate of Brosville High School and enjoyed hunting, and fishing, football, and racing. He loved fast cars and faster women. He had a music and an art scholarship, and had his own gospel music group.
Sammy is survived by daughters, Samantha Joyce Thompson Taylor (Brian), Tamatha Thomas (Robert) and Reba Dawn Thompson (Danny); brothers, Donald Wayne Thompson (Adrian) and James Edward Thompson; grandchildren, Cody Rainyn Crews (Casey), Hannah Noel Taylor, Angel Dawn Crews, Flip Dillion Crews, Faith Nicole Crews, Ariel Carter, and Roberto Thomas; and great-grandchildren, Brentley Wayne Wilson, and River Merlin Thompson.
The funeral will be Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Wright Funeral Service Chapel with Minister Tom Blair officiating, with burial to follow at Thompson Family Cemetery, 1380 Thompson Road, Axton, Virginia. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Wright Funeral Service and Crematory are serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.wrightfuneralservices.net.