Tim held advanced degrees in civil engineering and architecture, and worked as a land surveyor alongside his son and partner Trent in Versailles for more than thirty years. He was a dedicated member of his community, the Versailles United Methodist Church, a lifelong learner, skilled craftsman, man of routine, avid UK basketball fan, and jokester. A collector, a finder, artifact hunter, and a keeper of things, Tim accumulated cars, Indian rocks, baseball cards, and every note ever addressed to him. He enjoyed working with his hands building houses, constructing rock walls, working his land, and helping others. His most recent collection, love, and joy are the blessing of his grandchildren: Tess, Jack, Jay Thomas, Stella, Jude, and Clay – who call him T-Pa. His example, easy to follow but steps large to fill, with a size 13 shoe and height to match, his stature was as hard to miss as was his kind, generous, and quiet authority.
He was the family rock with few words and mighty actions, providing unwavering support to each of his favorite children and their families: Traci (Chris), Trent (Donna), Trista (Jason), and Tiffany (Alex), and six grandchildren. He always reminded us, “we will meet again where all the fields are freshly plowed and fully washed.” We love you Tim, T-Square, T-Pa, Daddy.
Tim is also survived by his sister Deborah Ann Thompson of Versailles. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by sisters Tamara Bryant and Elizabeth Diane Canfield, and brothers Thomas Moore Thompson and Joseph Terrell Thompson.