James Nelson Thompson

September 2, 1940 – August 20, 2021


James Nelson Thompson, age 80 of Chickamauga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 20, 2021.  He was born to the late Ike and Lela Brown Thompson in Trenton, GA, was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.  James retired in 1998 after more than 20 years at Wallen Garbage Service and was a loving father, grandfather, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed.  He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Shirley Ann Thompson, son, Terry Thompson, sisters, Martha Castelberry and Bonnie Franks, and brothers, Ed Thompson and Bill Thompson.  James is survived by his loving children, Gloria Clark and Gary (Wanda) Thompson, 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will follow in LaFayette Memory Gardens.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday and prior to the service on Tuesday.  Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home-J. Avery Bryan Chapel, Chickamauga.

Viewing Location: 215 Lee Ave, Chickamauga, GA 30707
Service Location: 215 Lee Ave, Chickamauga, GA 30707


  • Duran Posted August 21, 2021 12:14 AM

    Have a nice rest with Almighty God,Your family loves You

  • Cathy curtis frady Posted August 28, 2021 11:08 AM

    In loving memory of James Nelson Thompson,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I have known Mr Thompson almost my whole life. .My parents were friends with both Nelson and Ann. T
    He will be missed

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