Maida Moss Thompson

Obituary of Maida Moss Thompson

Maida Moss Thompson, of Gallatin, was 92 years old when her faith became sight on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  Funeral Service will be Friday, March 2nd at 1:00 p.m. from the chapel of Alexander Family Heritage Funeral Home (100 Albert Gallatin Avenue).  Visitation will be Thursday, March 1st from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, March 2nd from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m.  Interment will follow the service at Crestview Memory Gardens, with Joe Howard Whitaker, Jr., Robert Riemenschneider, Brandon James Moss, Max Norris, James McCloskey, and Ben Hutson serving as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers are Jr. Jones, Richard Holmes, Robert Mayberry, and Ronnie Fox.

Mrs. Thompson was born February 17, 1926 in Gallatin, to the late Walter Clayron Johnson and Elizabeth Albright Johnson.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, James Francis Moss, Jr.; daughter, Patti Jean Moss; husband, Richard C. “Dick” Thompson; brothers, Walter Johnson and Billy Bright Johnson; and daughter-in-law, Annette Derryberry Moss.  She is survived by son, James Moss III of Paducah; daughter, Peggy Ann Greene (Pete) of Gallatin; grandchildren, Joe Howard Whitaker, Jr., Julie Ann Riemenschneider (Robert), Emily Elizabeth Johnson, and Brandon James Moss; and great grandchildren, Max Norris, Stella Rose Riemenschneider, and Katherine Elizabeth Johnson.  Mrs. Thompson graduated from Gallatin High School in 1943.  She worked in the PTA, 4-H Club, Boy Scouts, President of Home Demonstration Club, taught Sunday School, and worked in accounting for many years.  While being an accountant, she used the “Simple Simon System”, which was developed by her father.  She was on the board of Christian Towers for 16 years.  She and James founded Gallatin Oil in 1964.  She worked for Gallatin Oil for 40 years, when she sold in 2004 after James’s death in 1989.  In lieu of flowers, prayerfully consider “paying it forward” to someone in need, or to Nashville Road Church of Christ, in memory of Maida Moss Thompson, 1883 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN  37066.  Online condolences may be submitted at  Alexander Family Heritage Funeral Home has been honored with arrangements.