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Mr. John Henry Thompson

June 16, 1944 ~ May 14, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Mr. John Thompson Obituary

John Henry Thompson was born on June 16, 1944, to the late John Thompson and Tiney B. Thompson in Columbia, South Carolina. He departed this life on Sunday, May 14, 2023 in Columbia, South Carolina.

John was educated in the public schools of Richland County and was a proud graduate of C. A. Johnson High School. After graduating, John enlisted in the United States Navy and served this country becoming a Vietnam Veteran.

John worked as a brick mason and cement finisher for several years. He enjoyed watching Western movies and shows and all sports on television. He was an avid and devoted Dallas Cowboys fan. He will be remembered for the love he had for his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Etta “Sister” Hoefer Wright; daughter, Lauretta Wright; and brothers, John Thompson, Jr., Benjamin Wannamaker, Marion Thompson, and Jimmy Thompson.

John is survived by his son, Darren (Sherry) Clark, Sr.; grandchildren, Lisa Wright, Darren Clark, Jr., and Keirstyn Clark; brothers, Joe Wannamaker, Nathaniel (Rosland) Thompson, and Alonzo Thompson; sister, Clara (TW) Metze; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

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Public Viewing
May 19, 2023

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Myers Mortuary & Cremation Services At Alpine Road
2624 Alpine Road
Columbia, SC 29223

Funeral Service
May 20, 2023

1:00 PM
St. Paul Baptist Church
4517 North Main Street
Columbia, SC 29203


Zion Chapel Baptist Church # 1
130 Walter Hills Road
Columbia, SC 29203


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