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Dean Thompson

January 29, 1934 — June 13, 2022

Gallatin, TN

Dean Allan Thompson, 88, of Peru, Indiana, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2022.

Mr. Thompson was born on January 29, 1934, to the late Paul Franklin Thompson and Pauline St Clair Thrush. Mr. Thompson grew up farming and was a graduate of Peru High School and attended the University of Purdue. He honorably served in the United States Army in Germany. Mr. Thompson was a prize-winning Herford breeder and traveled the world judging competitions. Mr. Thompson lived in California for several years and enjoyed spending time at his ranch in Zimbabwe. Mr. Thompson settled in Tennessee, initially at a farm in Bedford County, then moved to Music Row in Nashville, where he produced music with Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass. Mr. Thompson was an avid reader, competitive weight-lifter, investor, entrepreneur, proud Republican and philanthropist, and supported multiple charities in Peru, Tennessee and Burma (Friends of Burma). Mr. Thompson married Shirley Roach Thompson on May 25, 2003, and resided with her in Nashville until her death on May 29, 2020, at which time he moved to Sumner County to be closer to his step-children's families.

Mr. Thompson is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Suzanne Thompson. Mr. Thompson is survived by his step-daughter, Ashley (Benjamin) George Cooley, and step-son, Christopher (Katherine) Mark George, and three grandchildren, Samuel William Cooley, Thomas Harold Prince George and Francis Eugene Prince George. Mr. Thompson is also survived by his brother, Jerry (Sandy) Thrush Thompson; nephews Stanley (Janet) Thompson, Stuart (Kimberly) Thompson, Steven (Lisa) Thompson, Sterling (Julie) Thompson and Scott (Julie) Thompson; great nieces and nephews Jessica (Jakub) Petersson, Allison (Joshua) Copeland, Tyler Thompson, Kyle (Chelsea) Thompson, Lauren Thompson, Collin Thompson, Megan (Ryan) Price, Taylor (Nicholas) Hibner, Camron Dean Thompson, Paul Ross Thompson, Tanner (Jewel) Thompson and Ana Thompson; and, great great nieces and nephews Josefine Petersson, Julia Petersson, Giorgia Copeland, Harper Copeland, Ximena Flores and Caleb Jacob Hibner.

A private graveside service and burial will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at 1:30 P.M., at Gallatin City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to me made to the Friends of Burma, c/o Neil and Diana Sowards, 548 Home Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46807-1606.

Alexander Funeral Home & Cremation Center in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be submitted at  (615) 502-0011 Obit Line (615) 502-0555.

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Friday, June 17, 2022

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Gallatin City Cemetery

Cemetery Ave, Gallatin, TN 37066

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