Virgil Melvin Thompson, 80, of Algood, Tenn., formerly of Manila, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at the Master's Health Care Center in Algood.
Born at Pangburn, he was the son of the late Tommy and Mary Moody Thompson and had lived most of his life in the Little Rock area.
He had been a Manila resident from 1995-2001 before moving to Algood. He was a retired brick mason and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Veronica Wilkes Thompson, in 1998.
Survivors include a son, Ron Thompson of Livingston, Tenn., a daughter, JoAnn Robertson of Conway; three sisters, Jewel Calk of Little Rock, Eloise Caples of Sherwood and Charlene House of Jacksonville; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services were 2 p.m. Friday at Manila Cemetery with David Garner officiating. Burial was under the direction of Howard Funeral Service of Manila.