Anthony William Thompson

Anthony Thompson, 52, of 1674A Oak Ave, Buena Vista, Virginia died Monday, July 1, 2014 in Buena Vista.

          He was born July 15, 1961 in Staunton, Virginia, the son of the late Willie and Ruby Campbell Thompson.

          He was employed at Ocala Gas Company in Ocala, Florida, Anton Trucking in Goshen, Luck Stone Trucking, Moffett Paving and Excavating in Staunton, and Meade Trucking Company in Verona.

          He was a member of the Goshen Fire Department, Goshen Baptist Church, an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his family, and driving his 1977 black Trans Am.

          He is survived by his 4 sisters; Shirley Craft and husband John of Staunton; Sandra Heizer of Greenville; “Willie” Frances Watkins and husband Tom of Roanoke; and Betty Gail Hudson of Ocala, FL; 8 nephews and 5 nieces; and close friend and caregiver Debbie Fitzgerald.

          He was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Robert Hudson and Harold Heizer.

          A funeral service will be conducted at Craigsville Funeral home at 2 p.m, July 5, 2014 with Pastor Scott Reese officiating. Interment will be in Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery.

          The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to service.

          Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Fire Department.

    Arrangements are being handled by Craigsville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at


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