Frank “Toopie” G. Thompson, Jr., 78, of 10542 Jackson River Turnpike, Bacova, Virginia, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia.
He was born February 28, 1933 in Hot Springs, Virginia, the son of the late Frank G. Thompson, Sr. and Elizabeth Loving Thompson.
He was married to his wife of 35 years Nancy Lee Thompson whom he married on July 31, 1971. She preceded him in death on July 19, 2007.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robin G. Thompson.
He was a retired golf professional. He started working as a caddy at the Homestead Resort as a young boy. He later moved to Sea Island, Georgia where he started his career as a golf professional. In 1964 he moved to Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico where he was the Head Golf Professional. He came back to the states in 1969 and later worked at The Landings In Savannah, Georgia where he retired.
Mr. Thompson was a member of the Professional Golf Association; and the Warm Springs Presbyterian Church. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was known as a very generous man.
He is survived by a daughter, Shelly T. Plecker & husband Ricky of Millboro, Virginia; four grandchildren, Meagan Plecker of Williamsburg, Virginia, Travis Plecker & wife Chelsi of Millboro, Emily Plecker of Roanoke, Virginia, Heather Thompson of Atlanta, Georgia; a sister, Phyllis Knight of Virginia; a mother-in-law, Jean Myers of Stuarts Draft, Virginia; a brother and sister–in-law, Jerry & Brenda Myers of Staunton, Virginia; and 6 nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Warm Springs Presbyterian Church with Reverend Charles Reed and Pastor David George officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the services until 5:00 p.m. in the church social hall.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Robin Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Bath County High School, Charger Lane, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445.