B. Ray Thompson Jr., 88, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly from a stroke June 29, 2017.

Born in Scott County, August 1, 1928, he was preceded in death by his parents B.R. and Jessie Jackson Thompson, Sr.; and brother, Jesse Jackson Thompson.

The loves of his life were the Lord Jesus, his wife, his family, and the under-served children of Southern Appalachia.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Juanne Jennings Thompson of Knoxville; children: Catherine Vance (Richard) Thompson, Adella Sands Thompson, B. Ray (Linda) Thompson, III, Sarah Ashley Thompson, and Rebekah (Brad) Palmer; grandchildren: Garrett Jennings Thompson, Grant Williams Thompson, John Mark Tarver, Jr., Howard Jackson Tarver, Nicole Diane Mattina Thompson, Samuel Jennings Tarver, Benjamin Thompson Palmer, Nathanael Lincoln Sehon Palmer, Jonathan Leslie Palmer, and Isla Eames Palmer; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorial service was conducted July 5, at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements  by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel.