Mr. Sarlie Thompson, 88, of Trinity, died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital.
Sarlie was born Nov. 21, 1924 in Wake County to Gessie and Donie Evans. He was married for 67 years to Melba Stephenson Thompson. Sarlie loved to work in his garden, and was well known for his giant collards, okra, and tomatoes. He loved attending Tom A. Finch YMCA in Thomasville and being a member of Creekside Senior Citizen Group.
In addition to his wife, Sarlie is survived by sons, Harold Thompson and wife Kathy of Trinity, Donnie Thompson and wife Ruby of Trinity, and Sherrill Thompson and wife Donna of Apex; 5 granddaughters; 10 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandsons; and his beloved dog, Benji.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Raleigh Memorial Park in Raleigh at 2 pm with the Reverend Steve Jarvis officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 7 pm – 9 pm at Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.
Online condolences may be made to Sarlie’s memorial page at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Arrangements by Cumby Family Funeral Service, Archdale.