Cody James Thompson

cody thompson

April 5, 1994 ~ January 27, 2021

Born in: Henderson Co, NC
Resided in: Arden, NC

Cody James Thompson, 26, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 27, 2021.

Cody was preceded in death by his grandparents Richard and Linda Hillary, as well as Vicky Shelton.

A native of Henderson County, Cody was a 2013 graduate of TC Roberson High School. He was employed at G.F. Linamar and was an active member of Biltmore Church. Cody loved spending time with his family and friends, as well as riding his motorcycle, four-wheeling, fishing and camping with his cousins, Saige and Zachary.

He is survived by his parents, Rodney and Christina Thompson; two sisters, Madison and Tymber; one brother, Hunter and many extended family and friends.

A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the Arden Campus of Biltmore Church. Social distancing and face coverings will be required at the service. The service will be streamed live on the Groce Funeral Home Facebook page (

Friends may visit Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian throughout the week to sign his guest book or can share a message on this site or through his obituary on the Groce Funeral Home Facebook page.


Memorial Service: February 5, 2021 6:00 pm

Biltmore Church
35 Clayton Road
Arden, NC 28704

(828) 687-1111

For those who wish to pay their respects:

Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
72 Long Shoals Road
Arden, NC 28704


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  1. We love you so much cody! You where much more than a friend you where my brother and I miss you so much! Your rising with the Angles now watching over all of us. You are missed dearly and I can’t wait to see you again one day up in heaven! I love you Cody
    Love momma Brittany, your sis

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. He was loved by his close friends. He will be missed by many. Prayers for the family and his close friends.

  3. So sorry to read this on fb..I took Cody to and from work w the OCS program from TCR..on the bus..such a sweet.caring young man..gone too soon..prayers for family and friends..💜💔


  4. O met Cody on Halloween this past year. He was so kind,funny and respectful. He was always smiling and laughing. He lived life with joy. Prayers for all his family and friends.

  5. I met Cody on Halloween this past year. He was so kind,funny and respectful. He was always smiling and laughing. He lived life with joy. Prayers for all his family and friends.

  6. Cody you will be truly missed! I remember the last time I saw you was about a little over a month ago at mama and daddy’s, you was with p.j. You was the same sweet Cody I have always known! My heart goes out to you Christina and Rodney and to his sisters and his brother! Cody Rest In Peace! Till we meet again! Love you!

  7. Sonja Trent, I’m so sorry for y’all loss. My prayers for Peace & condolence for the entire family! ✌️❤️

  8. I never thought , you would be gone so soon. Watching you grow up was a pleasure. You were my first great nephew. Your cousins Megan and Lydia will always miss you. They will always have the funny and great memories of sharing a childhood with you. God wanted you with him. That gives us all comfort you are in his loving presence. Until we meet again. We will all love and miss you.

  9. You were a sweet soul. Never had anything bad to say and always smiling. Thinking of the family during this difficult time. Prayers always.

  10. Cody, you were like a 2nd son to me. I think of all the trouble and fun that you and Justin were always getting into. We have had so much fun over the years, going to the beach together, Tennessee, fishing, games, 4th of July celebrations, and even running Spartan Races together. Now, you are running in heaven. I miss you so much but I know I will see you again. I know you are watching over everyone. I pray for his healing arms to wrap around your family at this time. Cody, I love you and miss you so much. Your madre, Ms Gina

  11. Cody, you were like a 2nd son to me. I have watched you and Justin grow up for years having fun and getting into trouble together. There are so many stories. It made me feel good that you felt comfortable talking to me about things you were going through. I am going to miss all the good times, you have had with Justin and my family…going to the beach, fishing, Tennessee, playing games, celebrating the 4th of July, and even doing Spartan Races together. Now you are running in heaven. I know I will see you again in heaven. Cody, I know you are looking down on everyone. My prayer is that God will put his arms around your family at this time. I will always love and miss you. Your madre, Ms. Gina

  12. My heart breaks to hear that Cody is gone to soon he was such a sweet kid. Praying for the family love,Jessie

  13. I supervised you and you were one of the most respectful young men I’ve worked with. You were compassionate with a big heart . Rest Well Cody- Christine Dillner and the staff at a Davidson Family Services.

  14. Our deepest sympathies to you all, love ❤️ and prayers are with you all 🙏🏻🌸🌺🌹🤗🥰

  15. My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family and friends of Cody. I will always remember Cody with such a loving and caring spirit. 🙏🏽🙏🏽❤️❤️

  16. We can’t even begin to imagine the depth of your pain. Cody was such a blessed young man to be a part of such a loving and precious family. You will hold him in your arms again and we pray this brings you some comfort until that happy day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  17. I am in prayer for you all for I cannot image how your hearts feel. I have no words other than please allow yourself to cry and let God comfort as He is the one who knows exactly what you need. I love you all and I have you in my heart and prayers. Tears and hugs! 🙏

  18. Over the days ahead, my prayer will be with you, tears have already been shared, may the grace of God empower you to walk the days ahead. So grateful to be able to tell you of Cody’s testimony of Jesus and his decision to go in faith , awhile back when we ran into him eating out. He truly was an over comer, his success may not seemed big to some, but we know. Again may the peace that passes understanding comfort and carry you ahead. For now Cody, rest in peace.
    carmelita alverson

  19. Cody was a amazing young man. He was always smiling, and so nice to talk to. He will truly be missed. Our heartfelt prayers will continue for his family, and friends. May God hold you close and give you comfort, and peace knowing that he is with our Lord and Savior in heaven.
    The Normans

  20. I fondly remember Cody . He was my intern while in high school at Glen Arden Cafeteria. He was a great help too all of us . No matter what was asked of him ,he did and was never disrespectful. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  21. Christina and Rodney,
    I pray that The Lord wraps his healing arms around you and gives you the strength and comfort you need to get through such loss.
    Love and prayers always,
    Susan and Kenneth Ingle

  22. Rodney, you and you family are in my thoughts daily, and my prayers are for Holy Spirit Peace and Strength to carry you through this time and onward til you see Cody again, restored in life everlasting!
    Hallelujah ✨

  23. We are sorry to hear that Cody has passed. We enjoyed having him with us for a while when he rented a camper from us. It was a joy knowing him. We send our sympathy to all friends and family. We look forward to the reunion day in Heaven, In the meantime may all the memories comfort and May you feel the sweet presence of God during this time. Sue and Curlee

  24. You know I love you, Christina and the entire family. God will shine a light through this time of darkness. Just follow it.

  25. Christina and Rodney
    Our heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you. I had the pleasure of getting to know and work with Cody for a few years at New Direction. He and I spent a good bit of time together and I witnessed him change into a fine young man. Cody professed faith in Christ and we mourn his sudden departure, but we rejoice knowing we will see him again.

  26. We are very sorry for you loss, we got to know Cody through our son Chris, and daughter in law Britt, Cody wiill be missed by many,, to the family our thoughts and prayers are with all.

  27. Dearest Cody, What a bright and shinning star you were, such a sweet grandson to keep in touch with me. I valued our times together more than you know. I am so sorry your sweet life was cut short, you had so much more to give. You told me one time that you would like to talk to your mama just one more time, well Cody, God has answered your prayer. You and my precious daughter Victoria can be together now and talk all you want. Peace is yours now, enjoy those Big Wings and Fly all you want. Love forever and always, your Grandma

  28. We are sending our deepest condolences from the Hayes / Hendrickson families. We are so sorry for this loss, and are praying for you all. Cody, you will be certainly be missed. Our sadness is only alleviated by knowing we will see you again. Please give Justin a hug for us in heaven.

  29. Cody, as long time neighbors, we have watched you, Madison, Hunter and Tymber grow up. You have grown to be such a loving, polite and caring young man. You often helped us with yard work, which was greatly appreciated. Roy took you out teaching you to drive so you could get your license. I often took you to and from your jobs before you got your license. I was always impressed how punctual you were and we would always leave extra early as you wanted to be at work before you had to be. After you moved out on your own, you would come see us and tell us how you were doing. We had some good talks and we rejoice in the fact that you told us that you had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We look forward to seeing you again in eternity. We will greatly miss you. You always said we were like grandparents to you. We love you and are praying for your family at this time of sorrow. We will all be together again one day.

  30. So sorry for the loss, Cody you will be missed by many, you were a very careing an loving young man, we will see you again one day in Heaven, fly high son, loving you an missing you.

  31. I worked with Cody at Lowes in the Garden center. He was a very kind, sweet and caring young man!!! I will never forget your hugs Cody and I know you are in a beautiful place!!! Will miss your visits!! I send my deepest sympathy to your family !!

  32. Rodney and family, our deepest condolences. There are no words to express our sorrow. Praise God you will see him again one day! We love you all!

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