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Obituary for John Douglas "Doug" Thompson

John Douglas “Doug” Thompson, 78, of Franklin, NC, passed away Monday, January 9, 2023, at his residence after a period of declining health.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Jess R. and Ethel Buchanan Thompson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann Bryson Thompson; five brothers, Jesse, Harold, Harry, Bill, and George Thompson; two sisters, Dolly Thompson and Elizabeth. Doug was a member of Sugarfork Baptist Church. He was a former member of the Sugarfork building committee, cemetery committee, and former Secretary/Treasurer of the Perpetual Fund. He was also a former member of the board of directors for the Cullasaja Gorge Fire and Rescue. Doug serviced a meal to most of Macon County during his years of food service and loved spending time with his family.

Doug is survived by his daughters, Kimberly Burnette (Brian) of Franklin, Heather Wallace (Gregg) of Franklin; three grandchildren, Samuel Wallace, Logan Wallace, and Wyatt Burnette. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A funeral service will be held Friday, January 13, 2023, at 11am in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 10-11am, one hour prior to service. Rev. Steve Reeves will officiate. Burial will be in the Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial can be made to WNC Hospice House Foundation, P.O. Box 815, Franklin, NC 28744.

Pallbearers will be Samuel Wallace, Logan Wallace, Wyatt Burnette, Josh Ward, Bill Allen, and Jack Baird. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Cullasaja Fire Department.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.