Joseph V. Thompson

Joe V. Thompson, 81, of 1218 Browns Ferry Road, died this morning in a local hospital.
He was a marine fireman with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was a member of the Lookout Valley Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annie Evelyn Tinker Thompson, of Chattanooga; two daughters, Mrs. Jo Anna Carpenter and Mrs. Letha Lloyd, both of Chattanooga.
Two sisters, Mrs. Vina Massey, Datona Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Letha Meadows, New Port, Ky.
Eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the West Chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Reuben Allen officiating.
Interment will be in Boydston Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. tonight and 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Chattanooga Free-Press, August 5, 1983