Thomas Martin Thompson
August 1, 1955 - November 10, 2023
Thomas Martin Thompson, (Tommy) 68, of Deck Lane, Beckley, WV passed away peacefully at Bowers Hospice of Beckley, WV on November 10, 2023, with his wife and oldest daughter, Missy, by his side. Born August 1, 1955, he was the son of the late James Arthur Thompson Sr. and Helen Kirtley Thompson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law Pat and Garnet Coffman and his brother-in-law Ronald Miller.
Tommy was a former carpenter at Priddy’s, Inc. and retired from TMT Construction. He was an active member of the Oak Grove Christian Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, deacon and elder.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, neighbors, and best friend. He loved watching WVU basketball and football games with his grandson Dylan and enjoyed going to church and spending time fellowshipping with his church family.
Tommy was a selfless man. He never met a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was
patient, humble and soft spoken but most importantly, a godly man. He set a wonderful example of what being Christ-like really meant. He was a true fighter and his faith never wavered.
Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Kathy, of Beckley, WV; his daughter Melissa (Missy) Via and her husband Daniel of Beckley, WV; his son Thomas Martin Thompson, Jr. of Beckley, WV; daughter Krystle Meador and her husband Sammy of Lykens, PA; and daughter Kayleigh Sue Thompson at home. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Dylan, Emma and Jacob Via; his granddaughters Zoey and Aria Thompson and their mother JoAnn Tolbert, all of Beckley, WV.
In addition, he leaves behind two sisters, Terry Peery and her husband Dr. William Peery, of Beckley, WV; Linda Miller of Concord, NC; a brother James A. Thompson, Jr. and his wife Marcie of Winston Salem, NC, special and only surviving uncle, William ‘Butch’ Thompson and his wife Libby of Grandview, WV and best friend, Joe Williams and his wife Pam of MacArthur, WV.
A very special thank you to the Transplant House of Cleveland, medical staff of J8-2, Stepdown Unit of Cleveland Clinic for their love and care, the lung transplant team and STAT EMS of
Wyoming County for bringing him home to West Virginia to spend time with his family during his final days.
Celebration of life will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at Oak Grove Christian Church, Beckley, WV officiated by John Whitman and Julian Grubb. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may visit with family from 11:00am until the time of service on Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Nicole Fletcher, Kyle Fletcher, Scott Peery, Ronnie Miller, Daniel Via, Dylan Via, Jacob Via, and Frank Holt.
Flowers are appreciated or donations of sympathy can be made to the Transplant House of Cleveland, in memory of Tom Thompson, where Tom and Kathy made their home for three months this year after Tom had a lung transplant December 30, 2022. The address is: 2029 E. 115th Street, Cleveland, OH 44106.
Arrangements by Calfee Funeral Home.