Paul Edwin Thompson III passed this life on January 6, 2022 at AHC Humboldt. A private graveside service will be conducted at Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery in Nutbush, Tennessee with Dr. Greg McFadden officiating.
He was born in Brownsville, Tennessee on December 7, 1946 to Martha Jean Smith and Paul Edwin Thompson, Jr. Known as “Edwin” to his family and friends, he acquired the nickname “Greenie” while growing up in Haywood County. He was an avid fan of University of Memphis men’s basketball and football. He retired from ownership of Thompson’s Shoe Repair in Humboldt in 2018.
Survivors include his sisters, Bettye Jean Roberts (Mike) of Knoxville, Martha Lynne Parks (Ricky) of Humboldt, nephews Bradley Roberts (Jenny) of Knoxville and Wesley Roberts (Kelly) of Nashville and great nieces Allie, Chase, Greer, and Miles Roberts and great nephew Wesley Roberts Jr.
The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Gibson County EMS, AHC Humboldt and Tennessee Quality Hospice for their compassion and kindness.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery, Janet Willis, 437 Preston Dr., Brownsville, TN 38012 or the Parkinson’s Disease Research at https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate/donate-parkinsons-disease-research. All arrangements and services are under the direction of the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home in Brownsville, TN.