Edgar Herbert Thompson

1949 - 2017

  • 67 years old
  • Date of birth:  July 1949
  • Date of passing:  July 2017
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Edgar Thompson, 67, born in July 1949 and passed away in July 2017. We will remember him forever.
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Candle lit  by Teresa Hash on July 5th, 2017

Dr. Thompson you will be missed, but never forgotten! Thank you for helping me pave my educational pathway to becoming a successful teacher and life long learner.
Teresa Hash (BA 1997; M.ED 2003)

Candle lit  by Edward Davis on July 5th, 2017

Herb left us too soon. He brought a poetic spirit to the world, and taught his students to think critically - to imagine things outside the box.  Herb was a good teacher and a good friend, and we will miss him.

Candle lit  by Shereen Archambault on July 5th, 2017

Dr Thompson was a wonderful person.  He was very special to many Emory and Henry students and especially to me.   He paved the way for many many wonderful teachers and will always hold a special place in my heart.  
Kay B. Richardson (BA 1986 E&H)

Candle lit  by Malcolm Lively on July 5th, 2017

Herb Thompson served as my mentor for most of the past 10 years, sharing his wisdom, insight, and passion for teacher education and teachers. Herb always remind me of how thankful we should be and how  "truly blessed we are to get to live a life of the mind." I will miss him profoundly.
Malcolm Lively, Virginia Wesleyan

Candle lit  by Sherry Case on July 9th, 2017

Dr. Thompson took "The Nine", under his wing and molded all of us late-blooming, non-traditional, commuter, wives and mothers into better teachers than we believed possible.  He was our advisor, mentor, confessor, and our friend.  He saw our individual talents and always believed in us.    Sherry Case (BA 1996 E&H)

Candle lit  by Steven Hopp on July 10th, 2017

I was fortunate to have known and been a friend to Herb. He was a remarkable person and a true "cowboy poet". I am sorry to hear of his passing and will miss his cheerful presence.
Steven Hopp

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