Leonard W. Thompson
Gospel Advocate Obituary For L. W. Thompson
Leonard W. Thompson of Cullman, Ala., age fifty, passed away suddenly on January 8, 1955, at 3 A.M. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at his home on January 7, and lived approximately fifteen hours thereafter. Funeral services were conducted in the church building at 3 P.M., January 9, by M. A. Creel and the writer. Never has this writer witnessed such a great crowd of people at a funeral service. Indeed, a living testimony of the influence of a humble, godly life! At the time of his death he was serving as one of the elders of this congregation. He had served in this capacity for eighteen years or more. He had preached for many of the rural churches of this county. He was an able gospel preacher and, with the help of others, did the preaching here in the absence of the regular preacher. The Lords church came first always in Brother Thompsons life. Though he had many activities outside of his church work, he never allowed these to interfere. Every Bible class, every training class, or worship service of the church was attended by him. He had a great admiration for gospel preachers and through his business had helped many of them materially. Few men in the church have been loved and appreciated as was Brother Thompson. He was not interested in personal glory, but always seeking the welfare of others. From a business standpoint he had been successful. However, he believed that there was a direct connection between his success and his service to the Lord. He gave liberally to the cause of Christ, not counting what he had materially as his own, but realizing that God was his partner. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred Nunnelley Thompson; two sons, Bill and Charles, of Cullman; three daughters, Mrs. James E. Guthery, Jane Ann and Linda; his mother, Mrs. G. G. Thompson, Vinemont; two sisters, Miss Lorena Thompson, Vinemont; and Mrs. Sam Ponder, Cullman; five brothers, James, Knoxville, Tenn.; Jack, Louisville, Ky.; Gene, of Florence, Ala.; Dillard and George of Cullman. Also four grandchildren.
-Robert M. Pressnell, Gospel Advocate, April 28, 1955, page 341.
Directions To The Grave of Leonard W. Thompson
The Thompson burial plot lies in the Cullman Memorial Cemetery in Cullman, Alabama. From I-65, take Exit 308 and head toward Cullman on 4th St. SW, go 1.5 miles and turn right on Main St. Go 1/3 mile and turn left on 7th St. Take the first right on 8th Ave. Do not enter the main entrance of the cemetery. Go to the next entrance. Just as you enter begin looking to your right. The Thompson plot is a couple of rows back.
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