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Groover Funeral Home at Mansion Memorial Park

1400 36Th Ave East, Ellenton, FL

OBITUARY

David Thompson

December 8, 1954August 2, 2019
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DAVID CHARLES THOMPSON Dec 08, 1954 -Aug 02, 2019 David Thompson of Bradenton, FL passed away August 02, 2019. He was born in Templeton, lN., the son of the late Rev. Melvin Thompson and Neva Thompson. He is survived by daughters, Rachel Terstegge (Nicholas) Palmetto, FL and Renee Clarke W. Palm Beach, FL. Three grandchildren, Hailey and Parker Terstegge and A.J. Clarke. His Mother, Neva Thompson and sister, Joyce Cruz, Palmetto, FL. His niece, Angela Jackson (Jeffrey), nephews Timothy Briles (Francesca) and Brad Swank. Preceded in death by his Father, Rev Melvin Thompson, Sister Brenda Swank, niece Kimberly Swank and brother in law Antonio Cruz. David's passion was restoring old cars and raising money for Toys for Tots thru The Gulf Coast Corvette Club. Memorial services at Groover Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joe Skidmore officiating. Burial at Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton, FL

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, August 9, 2019

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Dale Smoot

August 8, 2019

I have known Dave for 30 years. We would hang out at car shows or just in the back yard while he worked on cars or just in the house shooting the breeze. It wasn't unusual for people to just show up with a car or a problem. He always had time for everyone. We shared things that bothered us and gave each other our points of view. We were smart enough not to follow that advice too often. The bottom line is that Dave was a good man. More importantly, he was my friend and I will miss him.

Jeff and Mary Shain

August 6, 2019

Joyce
Mary and I send our condolences to you and your family for the loss of your brother.
We are keeping you in our prayers.
Jeff and Mary

Dan Huttinger

August 4, 2019

I remember the good times we had at the car shows over the years, also Dave was the first one I talked to about joining the corvette club he was president at the time.Dave did a lot for the club, I will miss him a lot.

Pat and Brad Gray

August 4, 2019

We met Dave through the Gulf Coast Corvette Club and enjoyed his friendship for many years now. Our condolences to his family. We know that he will be missed by all.

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