Edward “Ed” Thompson, Jr., 79, of St. James passed away June 6, 2019.

Mr. Thompson was born April 28, 1940 in Queens, New York to the late Edward and Doris Thompson.

Ed was an Eagle Scout and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired to St. James in 2013 after practicing law and working for Habitat For Humanity in New York. Ed enjoyed volunteering with the St. James Fire Department, fishing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife Susan; children, Jill Rauss, Edward Thompson III, Angela Carney, Bradley Dunn, and Colleen Hiner; and seven grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ed’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or to the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund, 4843 Southport-Supply Road SE, Southport, NC 28461.

Online condolences may be made at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com.

Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.