He was born in Black Rock, Ark., to Robert Moses Thompson and Lenora Brown Thompson. He moved to Rabun County from Hialeah, Fla., in 1984 and was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his loving wife of 66 years, Dorothy Suit Thompson in 2009; and two brothers, Jack Thompson and Everett W. Thompson.
Maynard is survived by: a son, James William Thompson of Homosassa, Fla.; a daughter, Rosalyn Diane Thompson Sullivan of Amissville, Va.; and three grandchildren, Michael James Thompson and wife Maite of Marietta, Heather Lyn Kent and husband Christopher of Atlanta and April Michelle Dobson and husband Michael of Bentonville, Va. He also is survived by his dear friend and caregiver, Judy Turpin.
Maynard served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami, Fla., where he was extremely proud to be a member of the alumni. He retired after a long career as a sales manager for Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company. Maynard also served as a deputy U.S. marshal for 15 years. He was a member of Clayton Baptist Church, the Second Milers and the Lions Club, active with the Chamber of Commerce and a past member of the Silver Eagles.
Funeral services were Saturday at Clayton Baptist Church with the Rev. Joey Thompson officiating. Burial followed at Rabun Memory Park.
Those wishing to make donations in Mr. Thompson’s memory may do so to Clayton Baptist Church, 87 S. Church St., Clayton, GA 30525.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at http://www.beckfuneralhome.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Sept. 27, 2012