Larry Thompson, director of missions for Washington Baptist Association, died Sept. 12. He was 71.
A native of Fredericktown, Ohio, Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in religion from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Over the years, he also worked in various other jobs from tow boat engineer to diesel mechanic.
He had led Washington Association since 2015. In the decades prior he served as pastor of three area churches — Three Forks Baptist Church in Millry; True Vine Baptist Church in Chatom; and Liberty Baptist Church in McIntosh. He also served in various roles with the association.
Thompson was also instrumental in starting Christians on Missions, a group of men who have done construction projects for people with needs in the community for about 40 years.
He is survived by his wife, Wilene; son, Bobby; daughter, Crystal; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.