Douglas Martin Thompson

Published 10:52 pm Thursday, June 13, 2019

Douglas Martin Thompson, 75, died Monday, June 10, 2019 at Mission Hospital, Asheville NC. 


He leaves his wife of 47 years, Valerie Thompson, his daughter, Shannon Thompson Metcalf, heart daughters Tommi Yearout (husband Scott), Dotite Wilson (Husband Jeffrey), grandchildren, Brandi Ross(husband Larry Fowler), Amanda Jenkins, Hali Smith (husband Jason) ,Brooks Jenkins (Wife Stacey) Ciera Ruppe (husband Cameron) Nicholas Wilson and Maggie Wilson, and great grandson Gavin Clayton, and brother Jim Thompson and wife Lois of Warfordsburg, PA. 

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Born and raised in Shawanee, Tennessee, the son of Ralph Martin (Jack) and Ruby (Harris) Thompson. 


Upon graduation from Powell Valley High School, Doug moved to Alexandria, Virginia and served in law enforcement for 20 years. Upon retiring, he and his family moved to Tryon, NC where they opened the first garden center in Tryon, “Thompson & Daughter Nursery”, That Lead into a landscaping business and eventually he was able to do what he originally move to Tryon for, having a tree nursery.  


Doug was very civic oriented and over the years served on many committees and boards; however, his passion was serving as a Hospice Volunteer, which he did for the past 30 years.  


He was the rock, the solid foundation of his family, and he will be deeply missed.  


A memorial Service for Doug will be announced at a later date.  


Condolences to the family can be made to 


-Sanders Funeral And Cremation Service of Columbus