Carrel Thompson, 72, of Bland, Va., went to be with the Lord he served on Saturday, June 8, 2019, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 14, 1947, at Pearisburg, Va., the twin son of the late Andrew Lacy and Pansy Leslie Thompson. He attended Walkers Creek Baptist Church and lived a dedicated Christian walk of life, helping anyone and everyone, being a positive Christian influence to all who knew him. He was an active member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, serving as past commander for 17 years, active member of the Sons of American Revolution and active in the Military Order of Stars and Bars. He was also an active member of the Bland County Historical Society. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 10 years, Carolyn Leslie Thompson; his children, David Jr. and Lynne A. Thompson, Laurissa Grubb, Bruce an Kelly Lewis, and David and Tammy Lewis; his grandchildren, Alex Thompson, Casey Grubb, and Kayla Grubb; his brothers and sisters-in-law; his twin, Robert Harrel and Dreama Thompson, and Michael and Myra Thompson; special niece and nephew, Shelley and Bryan; and his special pet companions, "Gabby" and "Puss". Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the Walkers Creek Baptist Church, Crandon, with Pastor Jim Leslie officiating. Burial will follow in the Stinson Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 12 p.m. until service time, 2 p.m. The Sons of Confederate Veterans Honor Guard, Walker Terry Camp #1758 will also offer last rites. The Thompson family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, avestandsons.com, (540) 921-2985.

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