Roland E. Thompson Jr.

September 14, 1947July 11, 2013

Roland E. “Butch” “BT” Thompson, Jr., 65, of Sandston, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Marie Thompson; grandson, Andrew “Drew” Thompson; sister, Patsy Taylor; and brother, Steve Thompson. Butch worked at Chesterfield Auto Parts where he was the General Manager for 41 years. He was a member of Heritage Baptist Church. Butch served our country in the Vietnam War for the United States Navy. Butch loved his family dearly as well as his family at Chesterfield Auto Parts. He also loved to go fishing with his brother. Butch is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jean “Nanny” Thompson; sons, Rick (Tracie), Ken “Bubba,” and Sean (Amy); grandchildren, Chrissy, Kimberly, Kenny Jr., Drew, Todd, and Caity; great-grandson, Logan; brother, David “Hank” (Patsy); and many other family members and friends. A visitation will be held Friday, July 12, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Avenue Richmond, Va 23231, and Saturday, July 13 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel of Nelsen Funeral Home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The family would like to send a special thanks to the Webber family, as well as Dr. Abhishek and Jana.


  • Visitation Friday, July 12, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, July 12, 2013
  • Visitation Saturday, July 13, 2013

Roland E. Thompson Jr.

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Vickie Snipes

July 16, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family.

July 15, 2013

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you. Jean - sorry we could not be there this weekend but you and the family were in our thoughts and prayers.

Goldie @ Jeff

Lorri Brown IAA

July 15, 2013

Butch you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with. He is in God's hands now.

July 14, 2013

i rember butch when he came to work at chesterfield i enjoyed his company and friendship he will be surely missed . jake mccann


July 14, 2013

Will continue to pray for the Thompson family. Praying that He will give you a peace that passes all understanding..

Jamie Coleman

July 14, 2013

Keeping u in the memory won't be hard but to walk your path will be hard your a wonderful person and will be truly missed all I can say is I will try my best to make you proud !

July 13, 2013

Jean & Family,
So sadden to hear about the loss of Butch. Our thoughts and love be with you at this time and days to come.
Carrol & Thelma
Roanoke, Va.

July 12, 2013

So sorry to hear about Butch passing. This evening I shared it with mom (Thelma)and she said all we can do now is think about our loss and his family. Thelma & Carrol

Donnie@Debbie Allen

July 12, 2013

DEAR Jean,SHAN,BUBBA,Ricky and Familys Our Hearts go out to you.He was a very special Man.He will truley be MISSED.There will be a BIG Hole left behind were he once filled.He was a Great Freind to All.Our thoughts are with you All. Love Donnie@Debbie

Gloria Couch

July 12, 2013

Jean, Sean, Amy & family,
With heartfelt sympathy to you in this time of sorrow. Butch was such a kind, gentle man. He will be missed.