She was born September 16, 1950 and was a lifelong resident of Powell Valley, in Wise County Virginia. Linda graduated from Powell Valley High School and attended Clinch Valley College in Wise. She attained her Master’s degree in Counseling from Radford University. Linda was a retired school teacher, having spent 34 years in the profession. Most of her career teaching was spent at JW Adams combined school in Pound, Virginia.
Linda was preceded in death by her father and mother; Richard and Charmie “Cooper” Hamilton; brothers, Wayne Hamilton and Richard Thomas Hamilton Jr., two sisters, Marcella Janette (Dave) Guy, and Lois June Hamilton.
Linda is survived by her husband of 45 years Ted Thompson; two daughters, Michelle (John) Dean, and Nicole Lawson; six grandchildren: Rachel Thompson, Ty Dean, Morgan Dean, Skyler Dean, Dalton Lawson, and Lyla Lawson and her siblings; Naomi Powers, Debbie (Elfren) Quitiquit, Audrey Priscilla Grace, Sheila (Tommy) Fleenor, Gary (Mary) Hamilton, John (Bertie) Hamilton, James Douglas Hamilton Sr, Thomas Hamilton, several other nieces, nephews.
The family will receive friends on Monday (Oct 8, 2018) from 3p.m. until 5p.m. at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap for the visitation.
The Memorial service will be conducted following in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Phillip Bates officiating. Music will be provided by Tim Cooper.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to under privaledged youth at http://www.backpacksforkids.net/donate.html
You may go online to view the obituary, sign the guest registry, or leave the family terms of endearment at www.holdingfuneralhome.com
Holding Funeral home is serving the Thompson Family.