Wade Hampton Thompson went to his heavenly home Saturday, June 12, 2021.
Wade was born April 23, 1943, in Columbus County, to Wade Hampton Thompson Sr. and Pauline Watkin Thompson, who preceded him in death, as well as his sister, Terry.
He graduated from Whiteville High School in 1961 and enlisted in the Navy, where he served for two years. He later attended Fruitland Bible College in Hendersonville and graduated from Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries in 1976. He started a church in Whiteville called the Upper Room Fellowship in 1973. He then became an ordained Baptist minister and served as the pastor of Piney Green Baptist Church in Salemburg from 1977–1979, Garland Baptist Church from 1979–1981 and then Clinton Assembly of God from 1982–1986. He turned his love for art into several thriving businesses including Town & Country Pictures and Agape’ Pictures and Mirrors, which he owned for 40 years.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 20, in the chapel at Hope Valley Hawkins Funeral Home in Clinton.
He is survived by his daughter, Rachel Thompson Kiaski; his son-in-law, Anthony Kiaski; two grandchildren, Andrew and Emma; two sisters, Mary Harrelson and Sherry Pate; two brothers, Jerry Thompson and Gary Thompson; and many nieces and nephews.