William Shawn Thompson



William Shawn Thompson, born October 10, 1980, died Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Whiteville.

Final rites will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Pastor Denise Clewis and Pastor Linda Leak officiating. Interment will follow in the Flynn Cemetery, Whiteville. The family will receive friends 7-9:00 p.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn.
He was a disabled veteran of the US Coast Guard; Shawn was stationed on the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence; which was at port in New Your Harbor on the day of the September 11th, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center. He along with crew members witness and assisted in the rescue of victims of the attack. Shawn was a graduate of West Columbus High School and Southeastern Community College.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Horace & Aida Thompson and Bailey Blackburn.
He is survived by his mother, Sandra Jones Thompson of the home; his father, Kelly Thompson of Chadbourn; and his maternal grandmother, Frances Blackburn of Chadbourn; God grandson of Rodney “Sonny” & Jean W. Hammond of Cerro Gordo; siblings, Mahaleyann Jones and Samuel Hewett both of Chadbourn; He was the nephew of Carl Jones of Georgia, Joel (Lucy) Jones of Whiteville, Ann (Frank) Becker of Whiteville, Aunt Janice Creech of Florida; first cousin/special friend, Alan (Irene) Walters.