James Wallace “Wally” Thompson, Sr. died peacefully, surrounded by family on March 15, 2021 in Jacksonville, FL at the age of 79. Funeral services for Mr. Thompson will be held on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church with a reception to follow. Pastor Glen Hancock will officiate the ceremony and interment will follow in the church cemetery with Shawn Lee, Brian Lee, Brad Thompson, Chris Thompson, Michael Thompson, and Craig Thompson serving as active pallbearers. Visitation will be held on Saturday evening, March 20, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home. All are welcome to attend and celebrate James Wallace Thompson Sr’s life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to Evans-Skipper Funeral Home 909 S. Tennille Ave Donalsonville, GA 39845. He was born on March 25, 1941 in Donalsonville, GA to Rufus and Cleo Thompson. He went to the School of the Ozarks and served in the United States Army from 1963 to 1969. He married his sweetheart, Linda Margarette Fullwood Thompson in 1967 and moved to Jacksonville, FL where Wallace worked for Atlantic Coastline/CSX for over 30 years. Wallace enjoyed fishing, family, and fellowship. James Wallace Thompson, Sr. is survived by his devoted wife of 53 plus years, Linda M. Thompson of Jacksonville, FL; his son, James Wally Thompson, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL, his son Craig B. Thompson (Gina) of Raeford, NC, and his daughter, Denise Thompson Kaneer (Ron) of Callahan, FL. Wallace is also survived by his grandchildren, Ashley, Jeremy, Kayla, Courtney, Ronnie, and Kimberly; and his great-grandchildren, Maddox, Henry, Finley, Emma, Mackenzie, and Jericho. Also surviving are his five brothers and two sisters, Aaron Thompson (Theresa), Evelyn Lee, Tommy Thompson (Karen), Wayne Thompson (Marsha), Raymond Thompson (Wanda), Rex Thompson (Nancy), and Diane Dupriest (Sol), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Marvin and Epsy Margie Cleo Anglin Thompson; his brother, Edward Thompson and his wife Darlene; his brother-in-law, Roy Lee; and his granddaughter, Haley Thompson. Evans-Skipper Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.