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John Thomas Thompson, 70, Green Co., KY (1951-2021)

John Thomas Thompson of Summersville passed away on January 21, 2022, at the Baptist Health Hardin Hospital. He was 70 years old.

Funeral services for John Thomas Thompson will be held at 1pmCT on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Jacob Grove Baptist Church in the Summersville Community of Green County. Burial will follow in the Mt. Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5pmCT until 8pmCT on Friday, and from 7amCT until NoonCT on Saturday at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg.

John Thomas Thompson was born June 24, 1951, in Hodgenville, KY to the late Howard Bradley Thompson and Cleo Thornton Thompson.

At an early age he joined Jacob Grove Baptist Church and he was active in the culinary at church. He also grilled at the Zion District convention. He graduated from Greensburg High School in 1969. He was retired from General Electric after 37 years. He was an avid antique metal toy collector. He loved talking and never met a stranger. He was willing to help anyone out. His favorite hobby was his Monte Carlo SS.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by two brothers: Deroy Thompson and JB Thompson, one sister; Darlene Higgins. Three brothers-in-law: Joseph Nuckols, James Griffin and Rev. Thomas Vaughn.

He is survived by his wife Margaret Vaughn Thompson of Summersville, whom he was united in marriage to for 42 years. He is survived by one daughter: Samanthia Embry and her husband Michael of Mt. Sherman, one son: Tyler "T.J." Thompson and his wife Manda of Greensburg, KY. Two grandchildren, Jordan, and Breanna Embry, three sisters: Virginia Griffin of Greensburg, KY, Evelyn Nuckols of Horse Cave, KY, and Jacqueline Thompson of Keene, KY. one brother-in-law, Bill Higgins of Keene, KY, Eartha Vaughn of Canmer, KY, plus a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers: Cedric Vaughn, Carson Thompson, Chad Nuckols, Salvador Thompson, Jason Nuckols, Jeff Barnett, James Taylor, William Smith

Honorary Pallbearers: Donnie Thompson, Larry Compton, Donnie Williams, Paul Allen Mitchell, Bryan Thompson, Steve Williams, Rev. Kenny Carter, Junior Creason

Flower Girls: Belinda Brents, Louann Smith, Jarella Blake, Melissa Nuckols, Mary Nuckols, Athea Nuckols

Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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John Thomas Thompson, 70, Green Co., KY (1951-2021)

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