Wallace was Born in Savanna Georgia to his parents Syke and Gregorian Thompson .He was the 3 of 18 children . Wallace Lee Thompson,103, died Monday, Nov 19, 2012 at the Live Oak Health Center in Live Oak Fl following a brief illness.
Born Savanna Georgia and raised in Live Oak Fl , Were he meet his wife and they married and had 25 Children together, Wallace was a hard worker and a great provider and he believed in his family that he loved . He leaves his wife of 89 years, Venezuela Barring-ton Thompson of live oak Fl 6 sisters Shannon (Jacobs);Milton of San Antonio Texas, Georgiana (Rod) Bronx New York Ronda MC-Miller Of Miami Fl ,Susie (Greg) Butler of Orlando Fl ,Linda (Micheal)Lee Of Jacksonville Fl , His 6 Brothers ,Georgie Thompson, Patrick (Maxine )Thompson of West Palm Beach Fl,Eric (Nader) Thompson Of Miami Fl, Pastor Anthony Thompson, Michael (Leanora)Thompson, Thomas (Cathy)Thompson Of live oak Fl , his 8 son's, Robert Thompson,Barthel (Henrietta )Thompson,Betel (Roxanna)Thompson,Wallace (Lisa) Thompson, All of Live Oak Fl ,Michael Delori(s) of Orlando Fl, Earl (Arlene)Thompson of Orlando Fl , Pastor Clyde (Helene) Thompson Tampa Fl,Dontee (Erica)Thompson Kissimmee Fl and his 8 daugthers , Sadie (Tommy)Strong of Savanna Georgia,;Pamela (Ronald)Milton; Inez Thompson Rowe of MIami fl, Suzie (Sam) Smith of Orlando fl , his 584 grandchildren;384 great-grandchildren 202 great-great-grandchildren Host Of Nieces ,Nephews ,Cousins ,SisTer's -in laws ,Brother-in-laws, and many close friends.
raised in Live Oak Fl , In his early years, Mr. Milton would Work As a Truck Driver For Live Oak Wood for the family's business, Wallace Worked in the Field picking cotton for extra money to feed his family . After graduating from Live Oak High School in 1927, he attended Clark University, graduating in 1928 with a bachelor's degree in Engineering. He met his wife Venezuela Barring-ton at church and they were married In 1931Udelle United Methodist Church. In 1933, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard, where he was a Seaman, First Class.
After serving with the Coast Guard, Mr. Wallace had the opportunity to join the Thompson Insurance Company in Live Oak Fl . In 1938, he started the Wallace Thompson Insurance Agency, a partner of Insurance Services of Live Oak . He not only took pride in his business, but truly relished the friends he made during his time in business. Over the years, his insurance expertise and reputation led him to be named the top Life Insurance Agent for Traveler's Insurance Co.
Mr. Wallace Thompson had a passion for animals and was the head dog trainer for Mike 's Dog Training Club. For years, he would enroll his award winning German shepherds into dog shows, where he won numerous ribbons and awards.
An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of Live oak Country Club, the Live Oak Club and the infamous Sal's Country Club in Fl. He served on the board of directors for Live Oak Country Club and First United Methodist Church of Live Oak .
A funeral service was held June 12 from Udelle Funeral Home of Live Oak Fl, with private burial