Milton Dean Thompson joined his wife Wynette Thompson with the Lord when he passed away on June 21, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida. He was born on Jan. 5, 1931 in Alabama City, Alabama to his parents Jesse and Alma Thompson.
Dean moved to Lakeland in 1983. He was an engineer who worked in the chemical industry in the United States and many foreign countries and was successfully self-employed in various businesses such as Chemico in New York City and Davy McKee in Lakeland, FL. Dean served in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1949–1952.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Wynette Thompson of Lakeland; parents, Jesse and Alma Thomspon of Hokes Bluff, AL; sister Ethel Thompson Barker of Anniston, AL; brothers, Jesse Franklin “Jess” Thompson and James “Pete” Thompson of Hokes Bluff, AL.
Dean is survived by his sons Rockey Dean Thompson, Rustey Dwayne Thompson and daughter Roxie Wynette Hill of Lakeland FL; grandchildren, Jennifer Dawn Marcus and Derek Dwayne Thompson both of Gonzales, LA, Dena Wynette Hirsch of Mansfield, TX, Adam Christopher Hill of Broken Arrow, OK and Savanna Brie Thompson of Tifton, GA; great grandchildren, James Landon Thompson, Landon Christopher Thompson Hill, Elissa Joy Hill, Sydney Kate Hirsch, Yancy Jade Marcus and Caleb Dwayne Thompson; sisters June Shields of Pleasant Grove, AL and Barbara Martin of Glencoe, AL and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.
Dean was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be laid to rest with his wife Wynette at Florida National Cemetery. He will be truly missed by all of his family, and his memory will be treasured forever.