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Jeffrey L. "J.T." Thompson, 56

Jeffrey L. "J.T." Thompson, 56

Jeffrey L. "J.T." Thompson, 56, of Flat Rock, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was the son of Joe and Marilyn Thompson of Hendersonville.

He was a 1978 graduate of East Henderson High School where he played football and ran track. He retired from General Electric where he worked for 36 years and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter Kimberly Bucy and her husband Matthew; his grandson Julian Bucy; mother of Kimberly, Karla Thompson Zaborowski; a sister Sharon King and her husband Tommy; a niece Melanie Justice and her husband Jimmy all of Hendersonville; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Rev. Mark Hunnicutt and Pastor Ivan Blake will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Academy, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739.

To sign an online register book, visit Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family.