James Wilson Thompson, husband of Rebecca Short Thompson, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at the age of 83.

He was born in Halifax County on May 16, 1936, to the late Clarence and Mattie Moore Thompson.

James was a United State Army veteran. He was a retired truck driver, having driven for various companies throughout his career, such as Epps, Crewe, H.G. Glasscock and J.P. Taylor. James was also an avid race fan.

In addition to his wife, “Becky”, James is survived by a son, Randall Thompson of Norfolk; daughter Barbara Elliott of Bullock, North Carolina; seven grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Lowery; and a son, Bobby Williams.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home with burial to follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens. The Reverend Johnny Yount will officiate the service.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 7 – 9 p.m. and all other times at the home of Barbara Elliott.

Online condolences may be made at www.wclfh.com.

The family is being served by Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home, Clarksville.