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Piedmont Hall of Famer Mac Thompson dies

Mac Thompson

Mac Thompson

By Matt Montgomery
Piedmont Hall of Fame member, former Piedmont-Surrey Gazette employee and longtime community member, Mac Thompson, died in his sleep early this morning (Saturday, Aug. 18), according to a Facebook post from his step daughter.

“For those of you who haven’t heard the news, our Dad, Mac Thompson, passed away early this morning. I’ll be staying with Mom for a while. Thanks in advance for your prayers. Mac woke up in heaven this morning, so for that, we are grateful,” Dena Carney Jensen, Thompson’s step daughter, wrote in a Facebook post earlier today.

Thompson had been in ill health lately. The official reports of his death, time of death, and cause of death have not been made public at this time.

His neighbor of almost 40 years, Piedmont resident Kate Kearby, said she was sad when she heard the news. “We have lost a great neighbor and citizen of Piedmont,” Kearby said.

The Piedmont Chamber of Commerce inducted Thompson into the Hall of Fame earlier this year for “His tremendous contributions which have garnered Thompson the love and respect from a lot of Piedmont residents and business owners.”

The Piedmont-Surrey Gazette will provide an update once that information becomes available.


  1. Missy Richardson says:

    I truly love Mac and do believe our Lord has a special place for him! Missy

  2. Becky says:

    Very sad news. Piedmont has suffered a tremendous loss. RIP Mac.

  3. Darrel Booth says:

    He was a great asset in bringing Piedmont into a prosperous community. He opened a classy restaurant and worked to get Piedmont Rd made over from a two lane to a great 4 lane along with several other projects that enhanced the city. Rest in Peace Mac.

  4. Glenn Mencer says:

    What a tremendous loss. Had the privilege to know Mac for over 30 years. He gave me my start in the oilfield as a roughneck on one of his rigs. Always loved to sit and talk with him and Charolette

  5. The Piedmont Chamber of Commerce owes a debt of gratitude to Mac Thompson for his leadership in the Chamber’s early years and for his tireless commitment to our community. Piedmont is a better place due to his efforts. His legacy will serve as inspiration to others to serve the community we all call home. Thank you Mac Thompson!

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