Funeral planned for former Cobb official Woody Thompson

Former Cobb Commissioner George “Woody” Thompson passed away Sunday at the age of 71. 

He was recently diagnosed with cancer, according to a statement from the county.

Thompson represented south Cobb from 1996 until 2004, and from 2008 to 2012. He was particularly active in the redevelopment of Mableton

“He never talked about himself and he never took a bow, and for a politician that’s almost impossible,” said his brother, Steve Thompson, a former state senator. “He was just the best brother anybody could have.”

Thompson said his brother was a big supporter of Cobb parks and libraries, and was instrumental in getting improvements made to dangerous intersections around Mableton, Austell and Powder Springs. 

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Pastor Jamal Bryant discusses decision to move to Atlanta church
  2. 2 NEW DETAILS: Family wants justice after pregnant girl, 14, shot to dea
  3. 3 Black Friday 2018: Best Apple iPhone, iPad, Mac deals

Visitation with the family is scheduled for  Tuesday, March 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Davis-Struempf funeral home in Austell.

The funeral is set for Wednesday, March 28 at 2 p.m. at Southwest Christian Church on Washington Road. 

VIDEO: In other Cobb news

The Braves have tweaked how fans get to games at SunTrust Park. Drivers can now pay for parking with credit cards at certain lots. There will be a second Uber pick-up/drop-off spot. ADA parking will be consolidated in an effort for more accessibility.


The AJC's Meris Lutz keeps you updated on the latest happenings in Cobb County government and politics. You'll find more on, including these stories: 

Never miss a minute of what's happening in Cobb politics. Subscribe to

More from AJC