John Sid Thompson

September 3, 1937 ~ September 5, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Mr. John Sid Thompson, age 86, of Sanford, NC, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at his residence.

John was born September 3, 1937, in Sandridge, SC to the late Nick and Celleon Peterson Thompson. He was the widower of Doris Cox Thompson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Furman Thompson, Jessie Thompson, Clifford Thompson, and Eddie Thompson, and three sisters, Jenny Mae Harris, Callie Ruth Louden, and Hattie Robinson.

Sid lived many years in Manhattan, New York until relocating with his wife to Sanford, North Carolina. He was a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Sanford, NC. He loved decorating his yard for Christmas, cutting grass, and conversing with anyone he came across.

He leaves to cherish fond and loving memories: his last surviving sister, Bobbie Holloway of Ninety Six, SC; three special nieces, Cathy Pope, two of whom were reared in the home, Clemmie Simmons and Karen Battle. They cared for him until his passing. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.


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Flower Delivery
September 11, 2023

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Public Walk Thru Viewing in the Funeral Home Chapel ( Everyone MUST wear a Mask)
September 11, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Funeral Service
September 12, 2023

1:00 PM
New Zion Baptist Church
3324 Truelove St.
Sanford, NC 27332

September 12, 2023

New Zion Missionary Baptist Church/ Jonesboro Cemetery
S. Horner Blvd.
Sanford, NC 27330


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