Marion Livingston Thompson

Born on June 10, 1923

Departed on April 30, 2013 and resided in Atlanta, GA

Marion Livingston Thompson, known as Tommy to his friends and family, passed on from this world on April 30th, 2013 peacefully and with family, at the Gentiva Hospice Center at Emory Hospital. He was 89 years old. He had resided in Doraville, GA for 44 years.

Tommy served as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He proudly served in both the European and Pacific Theaters. He was a pioneer in the television industry, working with and for network and local broadcast outlets, as well as various production facilities including Protestant Radio and Television, WRC in Washington D.C., WXIA in Atlanta, GA, and the television production facility at the Center for Disease Control. His love of entertainment and technology, particularly television and music, inspired his children and many friends to pursue careers in these industries.

Tommy was preceded in death by the love of his life, and wife, Frances Irene Blanton Thompson. He is survived by his children Robert Marion Thompson, Ronald Stephen Thompson, Richard David Thompson, Mary Kathleen Hellemn, Patricia Suanne Thompson, his son-in-law Michael Hellemn, and daughter-in-law Susan Thompson. He is also survived by 6 grandsons and their wives, 1 granddaughter & 16 great-grandchildren. His death was also preceded by daughter in-laws Deidre Jones-Thompson and Donna Thompson. Tommy also leaves behind many friends he loved dearly.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Atlanta VA Medical Hospital, Northside Hospital ER and Gentiva Hospice.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Merkel Cell Carcinoma Research fund at or mail a check payable to University of Washington MCC Research to:
Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD
University of Washington, Dermatology
850 Republican St.
Brotman Building - Room 242, Box 358050
Seattle, WA 98109

The family will greet visitors on Thursday May 9th from 5-9pm, at the home of Ron and Susan Thompson, after a short, private memorial service for family.

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