Donald Eugene Thompson, of Apalachicola, was born July 3, 1939 to Evertt and Mary Thompson in Alabama. He passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at home. He was also known as Papa Duck.

He was married to Betty Jean Marshall until she passed away in Dec. 1999. Together they had four children, Donald Eugene Thompson, Jr., Charles Evertt, Kimberly Ingram, and Nancy Thompson; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by seven brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Thompson; a son Donald Thompson, Jr., his mother and father; his sister, Martha Creamer; and his brother James Thompson. He also leaves behind his four-legged fur baby, Cocoa.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Brownsville Assembly of God Church, conducted by the Rev. Gwenill Wilson. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery. He will lie in state at the church for an hour prior to the service.

Services are under the direction of Comforter Funeral Home.