Funeral Services Set For DAMAGEPLAN's Bodyguard JEFFERY 'MAYHEM' THOMPSON

December 15, 2004

According to Jonesboro, Arkansas' KAIT-TV, funeral services are set for Thursday afternoon (Dec. 16) in Newport, AR for Region 8 native Jeffery Thompson, 40, who died December 8 at a nightclub shooting in Columbus, Ohio. The shooting, which also claimed the life of DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott and two others, drew national headlines when a 25-year-old man stormed the stage at a concert and opened gunfire. The suspect was eventually killed by a Columbus police officer.

The 40-year-old Thompson, of Dallas, Texas, was a Newport native and head of security for DAMAGEPLAN. Thompson also worked for several other bands, and was known for his strong personality and love for the arts. He was also an actor who had roles in several commercials, and had also appeared on the CBS television show "Walker: Texas Ranger". Thompson was an avid fan of Scottish traditions, and was very involved in the annual Scarborough Faire Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas. Also a musician, he played the bodhran, a traditional Celtic drum with the bagpipe-based band THE ROGUES, and he also worked for KEGL radio in Dallas.

Thompson is survived by several family members and friends in Newport and Jackson County, as well as Texas.

Memorial services are set for 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Jackson's Newport Funeral Home Chapel.

Find more on
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).