Holland Ray “Paw Paw” Thompson

Holland Ray “Paw Paw” Thompson, age 65, of Cordova, AL, passed away at his Warrior River Home, Tuesday, February 7, 2017.  Ray grew up in Homewood, AL where he graduated from Shades Valley High School in 1969. He proudly  served his country  in the U. S. Marine Corps. Ray was predeceased by his parents, Neil and Elaine Thompson. His survivors include his wife of 32 years Gayle Thompson; children, Traci Thompson (Tony Jenkins) and Tina Tucker; grandchildren, Kyle and Kasey  Demeritt, and  Ty, Simon and   Mary-Holland “Pearl” Jenkins; brother, Rick Thompson (Kay); sister, Kay Bryant (Ronnie) and other family members. A visitation will be 10-11 a mFriday, February 10, 2017 with a Funeral Service to follow at Charter Funeral Home.  A Committal Service with Honors will follow at the Alabama National Cemetery.  Charter Funeral Home directing.


  1. Caryn Scoggins on February 9, 2017 at 6:24 am

    God be with you all and bring peace to your heart. You will continue in our prayers.

    • Traci on February 12, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you Caryn

  2. Forrest Karr on February 10, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Prayers to all and may God bless and bring peace to your hearts.

  3. Fay and Don Mize on February 12, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    What a blessing jt was for us to know you and your precious family. We will always. treasure the time we had with Elaine and Neil as our neighbors on the river. Rest in Peace our dear friend. Love, Fay and Don Mize