Mr. Gary Thompson, 77, of Talladega passed away on May 14, 2019. Gary, a Real Estate Developer, was a devoted member of Heritage Place Church of Christ. He loved the Lord with all of his heart, found joy in his land, farm, and animals, and loved his family and people. He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred Lee Thompson and Mildred Thompson Holder; brother, Randy Thompson; and sister, Myrna McLaughlin. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Dorothy Purkey Thompson; children, Peggy Thompson Eason (John), Tina Thompson Crocker (Troy), Gary Lee Thompson Jr. (Jessica), and Michael Thompson (Lindsey); 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dianne Deason (Earl), Beverly Spivey (Eddie), and Sandra McCrary; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives. A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10:30am to 12:00pm at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville. The Celebration of Life will begin in the funeral home chapel at 12:00pm with Dr. Wayne Kilpatrick officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Heritage Place Church of Christ Benevolent Good Sam Fund.