|Joseph U. Thompson, Sr.|
|Washington Shores Church of Christ
2818 Orange Center Boulevard
|Joseph U. Thompson, Sr., 87, of Orlando, Florida departed this life on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Joseph was born on October 3, 1930, in Key West, Florida, to the late Nathaniel Thompson and Bernice Webb Thompson. He met Juanita Kerney in 1947 at Florida A&M University and they both parted and joined the US Air Force. Their paths crossed again in the Air Force in Wyoming and they married on June 6, 1953.
He joined the US Air Force in 1950 and retired in 1974 after serving over 24 years of active duty. While in the Air Force, he travelled extensively, statewide and internationally, including Germany and Vietnam. Afterwards, he was employed and later retired from Southland Corporation (7-11) in Orlando, Florida. He was a devoted and hardworking husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He leaves three sons: Joseph U. Thompson, Jr. (Agnes) of Macon, Georgia; Nathaniel James Thompson and John Benjamin Thompson of Orlando, Florida; Sister: Cecelia Davis of Key West, Florida; Grandchildren: Antonia L. Thompson of Orlando, Florida; Kimberly N. Thompson of Smyrna, Georgia; John B. Thompson, Jr. of Orlando, Florida; and Jazmine E. Thompson of Winter Haven, Florida; Great Grand-child: Leilani C. Davis of Orlando, Florida; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A service of memory will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:00AM at Washington Shores Church of Christ, 2818 Orange Center Boulevard, Orlando, with Pastor Darrell Hairston, officiating.
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