Dr. Walter Dan Thompson, 89, Lenoir City, passed away March 10. He was born in Copperhill Sept. 24, 1923.
With an enthusiastic interest in the Boy Scouts of America, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a youth. As an adult he served as a scoutmaster.
He arrived in Lenoir City in 1940 with Thompson Lumber Company, which cleared the land in preparation for Fort Loudoun Dam.
He was a graduate of Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga., in 1941 where he earned a commission for the U.S. Army. He graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1949.
He served in Germany as a member of the Army Dental Cops, returned to Tennessee and established in his private dental practice in Lenoir City from which he retired in 1986.
He was an officer in the Loudon County Rotary Club and an active member of Trinity United Church in Lenoir City.
He was preceded in death by wife, Marion Watson Thompson, from Loudon; parents John Quincy and Garna Mae Thompson; sisters, Sue Thompson Dew and Mary Thompson Watts.
Dr. Thompson is survived by his daughters, Helen McAfee Thedrod and husband Mark, Marion Elizabeth Thompson and husband Richard Albright and Margaret Ann Thompson; sons, Walter Dan Thompson Jr. and wife, Donna, and John David Thompson; grandchildren, John, Sarah, Daniel, Margaret and Ira H. Thiompson, Katherine Thedford Pavia and husband Lewis, and Elizabeth Thedford; one great-grandchild, Ella Simone Stockstill; his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Receiving of friends will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Lenoir City from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to the American Breast Cancer Foundation at www.abcf.org/donate/memorials