Funeral services for Wanda Rose Gaw Thompson, age 76, of Cookeville will be held Friday, April 7, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Chapel of Presley Funeral Home with Bro. Freddie Harding and Sis. Dana Fouts officiating. Interment will follow in Cookeville City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday 4:00pm to 8:00pm and Friday 10:00am until service time at the funeral home.
Mrs. Thompson passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at Tristar Centennial Hospital in Nashville, TN.
She was born March 30, 1941 in Cookeville to the late Jesse Ridley Gaw and Mary Emma Nabors Gaw.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Buddy Gaw and brother-in-law, Albert Thompson.
Wanda was a lifelong resident of Cookeville, except for a short tour in New York with her husband, Tommy Thompson while he was in the Air Force. She worked diligently as a Real Estate Broker in Putnam County and she helped many families find their forever homes. She enjoyed meeting new people and never forgot the ones she already knew. She was a warm person with a wonderful smile who never met a stranger. She loved watching and talking about football, especially her favorite team the Dallas Cowboys. Wanda's biggest passion was her family that she loved dearly and was happy to spend time with whenever they got together.
She touched so many people’s lives professionally and personally and will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched.
Wanda is survived by her husband, Tommy Nelson Thompson of Cookeville; sons, Tommy Thompson and Rita of Charlotte N.C., Tim Thompson and wife Jonamie of Tyler, TX, Kevin Thompson and wife Roxanne of Hilham TN, and Kyle Thompson and wife Becky of Smithville, TN.; brother, Wayne Gaw and wife Donna; grandsons, Cody Thompson of Cookeville, Zachary Thompson of Murfreesboro, Alex Thompson of Cookeville; granddaughters, Heather Thompson of Mooresville, N.C., Kristen Militello (Anthony)of New York, Valerie Farrell (Samuel) of Memphis, Courtney Reardon (Seth) of Hilham; and great grandson, Damien Militello of New York; brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Linda Thompson, sister-in-law, Faye Thompson and a host of nieces and nephews.