Joel Wendell Thompson, Sr.
June 19, 1948 – July 05, 2016
Joel Wendell Thompson, Sr. 68, went home to be with the Lord on July 5, 2016. He was born in Nelson County Kentucky to the late Charles J. & Thelma Ray Huey Thompson. Joel served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother & friend who will be missed. He was preceded in death by siblings, Randy Thompson, Debbie Jett, Justin Thompson, Ferrell Thompson, Mary McCubbins, Charles Thompson, Leonard Thompson, Charlene Thompson, Olivia Thompson, Priscilla Thompson, & Donald Thompson.
He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Linda Lou Gardner Thompson, children, Joel Wendell Thompson, Jr. (Hope) of Sanford, David Stephens of Raleigh, Victoria Stephens of Wake Forest, Robert Stephens (Donna) of Raleigh, siblings, Eric Thompson, Dennis Thompson, Maynard Thompson, Valerie Brown, Loretta Morris, 7 grandchildren & 6 great grandchildren.
Visitation 6-8 pm, Friday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with service to follow at 8.