Joe E. Thompson, 74

Joe E. Thompson, 74 of Ashland, KY formerly of Pike County, KY passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Kings Daughter’s Medical Center. Joe was a retired coal miner, a member of the Feds Creek Baptist Church, a US Army Veteran and member of the UMWA. Joe was born April 11, 1945 at Feds Creek, KY to the lat Roy Thompson & Ample Griffith Thompson. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by one sister, Bobbie Slone and four brothers, Doug Thompson, Roy Thompson, Jr., Jackie Dean Thompson & Mike Thompson. Joe is survived by his wife, Zuma Francisco Thompson of Ashland, KY; two daughters, Rebecca Jo (Bo) Cure of Elkhorn City, KY & Kelly (Neal) Gibson of Raceland, KY; and three granddaughters, Amelia Cure, Sydney Gibson & Abigail Gibson. Joe is also survived by three brothers, Harry Thompson of Louisville, KY, Harold Thompson of Richmond, KY & Tommy Thompson of Pikeville, KY and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6-10PM Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1PM from the chapel with Jody Thompson & Tommy England officiating. Burial will follow at the Mt. Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, VA. Military rites will be conducted by the Elkhorn City DAV Chapter 140.


  1. Tommy & Neva Thompson Griffith says

    We are so very sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Joe and I (Neva Thompson) were in the same class at Feds Creek School. I have many fond memories of fun times with Joe, Jimmy, Jerry, Peggy, Benny and I. Tommy & I will not be able to attend the services but we are already praying for God’s peace for the family during the difficult days ahead.🙏🏻🙏🏻

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