Joseph Cory Thompson, 49, passed away peacefully at High Point Regional Hospital on Monday January 24th surrounded by his parents and Lynn. He was born January 23, 1973. After a long, courageous and hard fight, he lost his battle to COVID. Joey was preceded in death by his baby brother Brian Thompson and his grandfather William Page.
Those left to cherish his memory is the absolute light of his life, his son, Caleb Matthew Thompson, age 9. He is also survived by his parents Donnie and Belinda Culler, his brother, Scott Thompson and wife Crystal, He was also blessed to have found the love of his life, Lynn Smith, who stood by him with unwavering love and dedication. In addition, Joey was survived by his grandmother, Corene McGregor and two nephews Hunter and Alexander Thompson.
Joey was the epitome of compassion, love, friendship and honesty. He also leaves his work family, North Carolina Bow Hunter's Association and numerous friends left to cherish his memory and share his legacy.
Joey had many titles: Dad, Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Boyfriend and 911 dispatcher to name a few. He was an avid bowhunter and outdoorsman. He spent many hours sharing his love and passion with anyone who wanted to listen. He mentored and taught many youths the technique and passion of bowhunting.Joey was a proud 911 telecommunicator for Randolph County. His personality shined in the telecommunication room and on the radio. His work family defined him as the calm voice needed that has talked many in the community through some of the worst days of their lives. He loved his work family as his own and protected them.
Joey will be missed greatly here on Earth by many who loved him. His legacy of love and compassion will live on in all those who loved him.
Due to COVID restrictions and the many people who want to pay their respects to Joey, the family decided to do a virtual service so all may honor him. Huff Funeral Home of East Bend is servicing the family with arrangements. The family respectfully ask that in lieu of flowers, money be sent to Caleb Thompson. Please make out all donations to First National Bank C/O Belinda Culler savings on behalf of Caleb Thompson. This dedicated savings is set up to assist with Caleb's education.
There will also be a celebration of life held at Emerald Isle, NC which was Joey's home away from home and where he held the annual Saltwater Bash.
The family would like to thank his work family of Randolph County for all of their support. In addition, they would also like to thank the staff of High Point Regional Hospital for their dedication and compassion in caring for Joey.
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