Donald Merrell Thompson
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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina -
Donald Merrell Thompson died June 5, 2021 of complications of Parkinsons.
He was a retired Intelligence Officer and Analyst in the US Defense Intelligence
Agency, Wash. DC.
In his earlier years he was a Vietnam Navy Veteran, worked on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and was active in the Masons.
He was a graduate of Univ of Arkansas and held a PHd from Indiana State Univ. Later he became a professor at Stetson Univ, in Deland, Florida. He taught Geology and Geomorphology.
Merrell loved to be outdoors and had a large vegetable garden every year. He showed his
'64 Chevy classic car at car shows. He enjoyed following politics and traveling overseas.
Survivors include his partner of many years, Janet Jenkins of Hilton Head SC; his daughter
and son in law, Lisa and Phil Mohr of Brevard NC; his granddaughter, Alexis Mohr of Brevard NC; his son
Jason Thompson of Concord NC; his grandson, Evan Thompson of Concord NC , a sister, Ruth Reed of Siloam Springs, Ark; brothers Jerry Thompson (Wanda) of Siloam Springs Ark, Jack Thompson (Joyce) of Fayetteville ARK, and TD Thompson of Bella Vista, ARK
A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER 19, 2021 AT 2 PM at WEDDINGTON MISSION BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY , 19445 WEDDINGTON CHURCH ROAD, FAYETTEVLLE, ARK.
Memorial donationsmay be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research at
Box 4777, NY NY 10163 OR Cancer Research Institute, 29 Broadway, NY NY 10006.