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Robert Phil Thompson

Robert ThompsonRobert Phil Thompson, 58, of Erwin, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Johnson City Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was a native of Charleston, South Carolina and a son of the late Robert Earl and Elaine Peterson Thompson. He graduated from Sea Island Academy, Johns Island, SC. Mr. Thompson worked with McDonald’s for 20 years and previously with Energy Solutions in Erwin. Robert served in the United States Marine Corp for five years. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and being on the liner trail to watch wild life, take in the scenery and reminisce. Mr. Thompson attended West Park Street Baptist Church.


Robert Thompson has left behind to cherish his memories:

Wife: Kirstin Eitner Thompson of Erwin;

Daughter: Amy Nicole Thompson of Jonesborough

Katelin Thompson Sanders and husband, Jordan of Jonesborough

Grandchild: Rosalyn Sanders

Sisters: Lynn Carroll and husband, Eddie of Johns Island, SC

Cathy Hampton and husband, Craig of Franklin, TN

Nieces and Nephews: Ashley and Ryan Flood of Franklin, TN

Justin and Meredith Hampton of Thompson Station, TN

Travis and Abby Hampton of Nashville, TN

Several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Robert Phil Thompson in a funeral service to be at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at West Park Street Baptist Church, 1206 West Park Street, Erwin, TN 37650. Reverend Jeff Autrey will officiate. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 12:00 PM and continue until service time on Saturday at West Park Street Baptist Church. A military graveside service will be held on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the United States Marine Corp providing military honors. Those who will attend will meet at Mountain Home National Cemetery by 12:50 PM on Monday. Pallbearers will be notified.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Phil’s name to the Unicoi County Animal Shelter, 185 N Industrial Drive, Erwin, TN 37650.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements were made especially for the family and friends of Robert Phil Thompson through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave, Erwin, 423-743-9187.