Ervin Dale Thompson

June 5, 1951April 19, 2014
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Greensboro-Mr. Ervin Dale “Little Rock” Thompson, 62, died unexpectedly at High Point Regional Hospital on April 19, 2014. A celebration of his life will be at 8 PM, Wednesday, April 23, at Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield chapel, officiated by Reverend Delbert Hill. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:45 PM prior to the service.

Dale was born in Sandford the son of Martha Thompson who preceded him in death. He has been employed at Martin Marietta, Jamestown quarry for 41 years and considered his co-workers his second family. He lived a full life, just too short. He will be remembered as a person who didn’t know a stranger, would help anyone out and was a straight shooter. He was honest, meaning what he said and saying what he meant. Dale was a generous father, brother, uncle and friend. He loved fishing, working on cars, and cooking out all the while usually talking about anything and everything to whoever shared time with him. His children were his world. He was a patient and loving father and even when discipline was necessary he did so out of love. He didn’t sweat the small stuff and just took life as it came and made it look easy. He leaves his children a legacy of the value of hard work and that family comes first.

He is survived by his children, Christy (Mike) Bierd of Fort Lupton, CO and Randy (Rachael) Thompson of Crestview, FL; grandchildren, Dustin Reynolds, Beth Bierd, Derrick Reynolds, Courtland Bierd, Dakota West, and Dylan Thompson; great grandson, Isaiah Reynolds; siblings, Shirley (Gene) Browning, Sid (Carolyn) Thompson, Rudy (Frankie) Mobley, his twin sister Gail (Larry) Cline, J.D. (Linda) Thompson; several nieces and nephews; and extended family, Doug (Darlene) Littreal and their children, Crystal and April. In addition to his mother he is preceded in death by siblings, Roland Thompson and Alice Mae Hall.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation 18251 Quantico Gateway Dr., Triangle, VA 22172 or online at Toys for Audio and written condolences may be made at



  • Visitation Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, April 23, 2014


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Ernie Williams

April 24, 2014

To Christie,Randy, and extended family. Your Dad was a good friend to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

Ernie and family

Misty Gray

April 23, 2014

I didn't know you that well.. But the time I did I can say you were a very funny, caring an loving man. You will be truly missed

Carolyn Thompson

April 23, 2014

Dale I will miss you but you will always stay in my heart forever.

Cheryl Eads

April 23, 2014

Dale I will always remember your loving caring ways, you will be missed by many, always kind caring and fun to be around, prayers to your family.

Beth & Steven Collins

April 23, 2014

We will miss Dale terribly but he will remain in our hearts forever.

Michelle Reid

April 23, 2014

Dale was a good man in so many ways. He was always there to uplift me and make me feel like I was someone and a special person. I respected him in so many ways. I will truly miss my Papa Smurf. Until we meet again in heaven. I will always love you.

Tabitha Reid

April 23, 2014

I have known Papa Smurf since I was 13 years old. He was a great man in my eyes and even though there was a very large age gap between us he was a great friend to me. He would sit and talk to me when I was having problems at home and always managed to uplift my spirits. I loved him dearly and still do. Dale will always and forever have a spot in my heart that will never be replaced. I love you Dale and I will patiently await to see you again in heaven.

Gail Price Snyder

April 23, 2014

My first friend when we moved to High Point in 1965. I can't believe that was almost fifty years ago. RIP my friend


April 23, 2014

Dale was the first friendly face I met when I started work at Martin Marietta twenty six years ago. I felt so out of place as I knew nothing of the quarrying business. He welcomed me into the crew and calmed my nerves assuring me that I'd find my way. He loved his family and bragged on all his kids accomplishments in life as they grew up. He loved his job, and considered his co-workers his other family. He had a big heart and was always there when someone was in need of help. He made a difference. We will miss him a lot.

Elizabeth Moran

April 22, 2014

Uncle Dale had the best smile! He was always uplifting and positive. The world will be little dimmer without his light!