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James Matthew Thompson, the son of the late Marvin and Ruth (Hash) Thompson, was born, Tuesday, June 10, 1941 in Taylor County, KY and departed this life on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in Elizabethtown at the Elizabethtown Nursing and Rehab. He was 77 years of age.
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Elk Horn Baptist Church. He was a former insurance broker and served with the National Guard. He was an avid University of Kentucky Basketball fan and loved spending time with his grandchildren and playing a round of golf.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Jessica and Darren Casteel; a grandson: Breyer Casteel; a granddaughter: Brinkley Casteel, all of Florida; two brothers: Donnie Thompson of Campbellsville and Floyd Thompson of Nashville; a sister: Ann Strader of Campbellsville and a host of other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters: Opal Miller, Judy Shuffett, Wanda Zane Thompson and Pauline Hedgespeth.
The funeral service for James Matthew Thompson will be conducted Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 11:30 A.M. in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Zion Cemetery.
Family requests visitation after 10:00 A.M. Saturday until time for the service at the funeral home.