Keith Thompson Death – Comrades on the Emanuel County Board of Commissioners are in mourning following the passing of one of their own over the weekend. This commissioner had served on the board for 24 years. In a statement that was published on Facebook on Sunday, the board of directors said, “Today we mourn the loss of Keith Thompson who compassionately served District 2 of Emanuel County for 24 years.” We want to send our condolences to his family and friends in this hard time and give him a tremendous amount of thanks for all that he did for Emanuel County.
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We appreciate everything you’ve done, Mr. Keith. Thompson is described by his colleagues commissioners as having a tremendous soul who served everyone all the time, a magnificent soul who never dies, and a soul that always pulls us back together. On January 1, 1999, Thompson was officially sworn in as an Emanuel County Commissioner, according to the website for the county. Both the Emanuel County Health Board and the Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce had him as a member at one time or another.
According to the bank’s website, Thompson also held the position of Chairman of the Swainsboro Emanuel County Recreation Board and was a member of the Board of Directors of Spivey State Bank. The Swainsboro Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce named him “Person of the Year” in 2011, and he was deserving of the honor. Thompson was raised in Emanuel County, where he was born and has spent the majority of his life. For over 35 years, he owned and operated a small business in the county.
In 1973, he obtained his degree from Swainsboro High School, and in 1975, he received his degree in commercial art from Athens Technical College. Thompson had an important role in the establishment of the Emanuel Christian Ministries Church, where he later served as a deacon. In addition to that, he was the treasurer and taught Sunday School. He was previously wed to Lynn Peebles Thompson, and the couple has a son named Kal together.
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