Girard Vaden Thompson, Jr., M. D.
Chatham, Virginia

CHATHAM - Girard Vaden Thompson Jr., M.D., 71, of 201 Gilmer Dr., died Saturday, April 14, 2007 at Danville Regional Medical Center.

Born May 21, 1935, in Pittsylvania County, he was the son of the late Girard Vaden Thompso Sr., M.D., and the late Mary Helen Brock Thompson.

He was a member of Chatham Baptist Church and a former deacon. He was a graduate of Hargrave Military Academy, the University of Richmond, and the Medical College of Va. He received a Master's degree of Business Administration from Averett University.

He had been with Thompson Family Medical Center since 1964 and had been on staff at Danville Regional Medical Center since 1964. He was a family medicine faculty physician with Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was a captain in the U.S. Army, stationed in Fort Campbell, Ky. from 1962 to 1964. He was a life member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association. He was certified by the American Board of Family Practice in family practice, with an added qualification in geriatrics.

He was an assistant Boy Scout master and was the school physician for Hargrave Military Academy and Chatham Hall. He was an avid pilot and a pilot instructor.

He was married to Karen Cooper Thompson.

In addition to his wife, of the residence, he is survived by one daughter, Carolyn T. Dudley of Gloucester; four sons, Girard V. Thompson III of New Freedom, Pa., Dr. Steven Thompson of Chatham, John Thompson of Clarksville and Richard Thompson of Christiansburg; one brother, Estes Carter Thompson II of Raleigh, N.C.; one sister, Elizabeth Thompson Zimmerman of Hampton; 14 grandchildren and one step-grandchild.

The funeral was held at Chatham Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 17 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Warnock and Minister Kenneth McFarling officiating. Burial was at Chatham Burial Park.

Scott Funeral Home, Chatham is respectfully serving the Thompson family.