Nathan “Junior” Thompson, Jr., 58, peacefully departed this life on January 27, 2017 at home after a courageous and inspiring battle with cancer.
Nathan was born on October 8, 1958 in Easton, MD. The son of Mary G. and Nathan Thompson, Sr.
Nathan began working at the young age of 14 and was employed at a major restaurant chain while attending junior high and high school. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1976 where is majored in general studies and music. Nathan always had a compassion for art and was an exceptional artist. Shortly after graduating, he worked as a medical orderly at Dorchester General Hospital, Cambridge, MD where he assisted medical and nursing staff with various medical interventions.
Nathan enlisted in the US Army in 1992 where he fulfilled his sacred oath serving his country during Operation Desert Storm. After 16 years of admirable military service, he received an honorable discharge having been recognized for exceeding standards of performance and personal conduct. After completing his military duty Nathan pursued a career as a long distance professional truck driver as he always had a fascination with trucks. He continued working until his health prevented him from doing so.
Nathan was joined in holy matrimony to Michaela (Meggie) Herr on August 10, 1990. To this union one child, Isaac Nathanial Thompson, was born.
Nathan received his religious rearing at Christ United Methodist Church in Aireys, MD. He was a God fearing man who put God-first, others-second, and self-last. He was a kind and gentle man with strong family values and was an inspiration to all who knew him.
Nathan was preceded in death by a three month old baby brother, Bruce Michael Thompson; beloved paternal grandparents Frances (Agnes) Thompson and maternal grandparents Rev. Isaac W. (Mable) Wallace; six aunts, Lillian Thompson; Agnes Thompson, Bernice Bridell, Juanita Gibson, Esther Martin and Edith Wallace; and seven uncles, Novel Thompson, Sr., Wallace Thompson, Osborn Thompson, John Wallace, James Wallace, Rayfield Wallace and Garfield Newman.
He leaves to cherish loving memories: his dedicated wife of 30 years, Michaela Thompson of Osyka, MS; one son, Isaac Thompson of Osyka, MS; his parents, Mary G. and Nathan Thompson, Sr. of Cambridge, MD; two sisters, Naomi Wallace of Easton, MD and Tina Thompson of Cambridge, MD; three brothers, Russell Hawkins (Shelly) of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; Vaughan Thompson of Cambridge, MD; and Brent Thompson, Sr. of Arlington, VA; two very special nieces, Christina Thompson (Karen) and Heather Thompson of Maplewood, MN; a very close and personal friend Greg Regan; two uncles and two aunts; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.