George E. Thompson, of Lucketts, VA, passed on to be with our Lord on Saturday, June 13,, 2020. George was a lifelong resident of Virginia, born on May 20, 1935. George was born in the house where he grew up, located in Navy, on the outskirts of Herndon, VA. An avid outdoorsman, George loved animals, farming, and all outdoor activities. After graduating from Herndon High School, he went to work for Hazelton Laboratories in Tysons Corner, VA, along with his brother Richard. In the 1970s, George and Richard formed Thompson Brothers Produce and began raising local produce and meat to sell at markets in Washington, D.C. and Dranesville, VA. They later moved their produce stand to Great Falls, VA. George moved from Herndon to Lucketts in the early 1980s and began farming with his second wife, Susie. They raised horses, sheep, pigs, and adopted orphaned animals. He was known throughout the community as the person you could count on if you were in need of help. Due to failing health, George moved into Heritage Hall Senior Living, Leesburg, VA in 2018. One of the highlights of his day was when his stepdaughter Melissa would bring his dog Buddy to visit. Buddy would ride in George’s lap as they went and visited other residents. George will be greatly missed by his family, friends and community and fondly remembered.
George is preceded in death by his parents, Everett V. Thompson and Mildred E. Thompson of Herndon; his wife, Susan F. Thompson of Lucketts; two sisters, Bernice T. Sloper of Catlett, VA, and Amy E. Seymour of Manassas, VA; and his son, Frank E. Thompson of Herndon, VA. He is survived by two daughters from his first marriage, Beth A. Bleckley of Harrisonburg, VA, and Susan Bruckschen of Sterling, VA; a stepdaughter, Melissa Hoiles of Lucketts, VA; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Joyce A. Loy of Edinburg, VA, and one brother, Richard V. Thompson and sister-in-law, Linda Thompson of Ocala, FL; plus numerous nieces, nephews, and his dog Buddy and mule Sox. George is fondly remembered by his family for his practical jokes and wonderful sense of humor. Due to pandemic restrictions, a memorial service for George is being planned for later in the year. In lieu of flowers, we ask donations to be sent to Elegius Mini Equine Sanctuary, 4661 Doe Hill Rd. McDowell, VA 24458. Their website is: http://elegiusminiequinesanctary.org. We would also like to send a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Heritage Hall for the kind and loving care they provided to George during his residency, and to Melissa Hoiles who gave so much of her time and energy to provide George with so much. Online condolences may be expressed at www.loudounfuneralchapel.com.