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Roy James Thompkins

November 22, 1940 January 23, 2019
Roy James Thompkins
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Roy James Thompkins was born November 22, 1940 to James Willie & Emma Lee (Simmins) Thompkins in Plant City (Hopewell), FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Lawrence.

He was a graduate of Rochelle High School-Class of "58"; also, Florida A & M University receiving a B.A. Degree in Education. He advanced his professional studies attending Rollins College receiving a M.S. Degree and a Specialist Degree in Education.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:
Roy was baptized and added to the Sixth Street Church of Christ.

CIVIC & COMMUNITY:
Roy was employed by the Polk County School Board for 40+ years; as a teacher, principal and an Administrator in the School District while establishing his own cleaning service. He served in the US Army for 2 years. He was also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and other social groups.

FAMILY LEGACY:
On December 20, 1969, he married Melvlyn J. Graham; one daughter, Nikki (Anthony) Thompkins, one son, Dimari (Katina) Thompkins (Lakeland) were added to this union; his most precious granddaughters, Ashauntie Cox and Daharri Thompkins (Lakeland) a special friend, Dolmesha. They were very loving, supportive, and caring which was affectionately known during his illness. Also, his memories are held dearly by his brother; Ronald J. (Andrea) Thompkins (Denver, Co.); sisters, Christine Berry (Plant City), Joann (Nathaniel) Denson (Lakeland), Connie (Henderson) Mack (Plant City), Sharon (Roy) Hibbert (Lakeland); two aunts, Melvanie McKeepler (Plant City) and Ann Simmons (Thonotossassa), and a host of sorrowing neices, nephews, cousins, and friends.


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Visitation

Saturday

2

Feb

10:00 AM 2/2/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Sixth Street Church of Christ

320 W. 6th Street
Lakeland, FL 33805

Sixth Street Church of Christ
320 W. 6th Street Lakeland 33805 FL
United States

Service

Saturday

2

Feb

11:00 AM 2/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Sixth Street Church of Christ

320 W. 6th Street
Lakeland, FL 33805

Sixth Street Church of Christ
320 W. 6th Street Lakeland 33805 FL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

4620 Hwy. 98 South
Lakeland, FL 33810

4620 Hwy. 98 South Lakeland 33810 FL
United States
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