E. Marvin Thompson, Jr. ’51

E. Marvin Thompson, Jr.,94, died January 5, 2024. He was the son of the late Glendale S. and E. Marvin Thompson of Norwood, NC.

He was educated in the Norwood schools and graduated from Davidson College. He served in US Army Intelligence as a First Lieutenant and was stationed in the Eighth Army Headquarters in Korea for over a year. After his military service he attended UNC-Chapel Hill earning his MBA degree. Marvin married Ann McKay Lefler of Norwood, NC in 1954. He worked with Dun & Bradstreet in Charlotte and Richmond. In 1962 he joined North Carolina National Bank in Raleigh which later became Bank of America. He worked there for 35 years as a Vice President and Trust Officer until retiring in 2001. He was active in the Wake County Estate Planning Council and the American Society of CLU and ChFC.

Marvin was a longtime member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and Deacon. He served on many committees, including WTR, and enjoyed the fellowship at Men’s Breakfast. He was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Raleigh joining in 1978. During retirement he volunteered at Wake Relief, Habitat for Humanity, Shepherd’s Table and other organizations. Marvin loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, gardening, tennis, photography, and trips to Sunset Beach, his favorite vacation spot.

He is survived by his beloved wife Ann, of 69 years; daughter Kay Coleman (Eddie), grandson Win Coleman (Jessica), granddaughter Sally Collins (Clayton) and great grandchildren Annie Collins, Alice Collins, and Roe Coleman. He was predeceased by sister Virginia Foy Thomson and daughter Nancy Thompson Petro.

The family is most grateful for the care provided by Dr. Jeffrey Huang, caregivers Nafsa and Adelina, and Transitions LifeCare.

A Memorial Service will be held at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Rd., Raleigh NC on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Jane Bell Gathering Space. The service will be livestreamed at www.whitememoral.org.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to White Memorial Presbyterian Church.