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.