Port McDonald Thompson
March 3, 1931 – September 2, 2018
Port M. Thompson passed away Sunday September 2nd, 2018 at his home after a long battle with dementia.
Port was born on March 3rd, 1931. He was the son of Port Senior and Ida Thompson. He graduated from Crossnore High School in 1951. Shortly thereafter Port proudly joined the U.S. Marines. He served during the Korean Conflict where his assignments included standing guard at the bridge where prisoners were exchanged. Port also received three metals of honor including one for national defense and one for good conduct.
Port worked at Holman & Moody Racing and Hutchinson Pagan Enterprises in the 1960s and 1970s. He went on to work for Duke Power in 1979 and then retired from them in 1994.
Port is preceded in death by his parents, Port Senior and Ida Thompson, and his brother, Allen. Surviving family includes his wife of 61 years, Patsie, his son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Christine, his sister, JoAnn Glassman, and nieces and nephews. Surviving loved ones also include their dog, Sadie, and their granddogs.
A celebration of life will be held for family and friends on Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 7pm in Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at 2pm in Crossnore.
Port McDonald Thompson
September 18, 2018
Pat and Curtis-
I just heard yesterday Port had passed away. I am truly sorry for your loss.
I have wonderful memories of your family growing up in the trailer park. Y'all were always so kind to me and made me feel welcome in your home.
I pray you find love and strength in God's loving arms.
September 13, 2018
DEar Patsie and Joann, So very sorry for your loss. I think back so many years to our school days together...many good memories! You are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time.
My love and heartfelt sympathy. Jackie
September 5, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. Port was a wonderful person and will be missed.
September 4, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of Port's passing. He was always such a blessing and was always helpful to me when I was at Pleasant Grove. Port was a very caring wonderful man, and we are all blessed to have known him.